Temple Grandin Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Squeez Machine, Autism, and Net Worth

Temple Grandin Bio | Wiki

Temple Grandin is an American scientist, academic, and animal behaviorist. She is a prominent proponent of the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter. Temple is the author of more than 60 scientific papers on animal behavior.

She is a consultant to the livestock industry, where she offers advice on animal behavior and is also an autism spokesperson. Temple is one of the first autistic people to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. She is currently a faculty member with Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University.

Temple Grandin Age

Temple was born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She is 75 years old.

Temple Grandin Height

She is a woman of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).

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Temple Grandin Family

She was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts by her parents Anna Eustacia Purves and Richard McCurdy Grandin. Temple grew up in a very wealthy family. Her mother was an actress, singer, and granddaughter of John Coleman Purves. Temple’s father was a real estate agent and heir to the largest corporate wheat farm business in the United States at the time, Grandin Farms.

Her parents divorced when she was 15, and her mother eventually went on to marry Ben Cutler, a renowned New York saxophonist, in 1965, when Temple was 18 years old. Her father died in California in 1993. Temple has three younger siblings: two sisters and a brother. Her younger sister is an artist, her other sister is a sculptor, and her brother is a banker.

Temple Grandin Husband

Temple says that “the part of other people that has emotional relationships is not part of me”, and she has neither married nor had children. She later stated, for example, that she preferred the science fiction, documentary, and thriller genre of films and television shows to more dramatic or romantic ones. Beyond her work in animal science and welfare and autism rights, Temple’s interests include horseback riding, science fiction, movies, and biochemistry.

Temple Grandin Education

Her mother located a neurologist who suggested a trial of speech therapy. A speech therapist was hired and Temple received personalized training from the age of two and a half. A nanny was hired when she was aged three to play educational games for hours with her. She started kindergarten at Dedham Country Day School. Her teachers and class strove to create an environment to accommodate Grandin’s needs and sensitivities.

Later, Temple attended Beaver Country Day School from seventh grade to ninth grade. She enrolled at Hampshire Country School in Rindge, New Hampshire. At HCS, Temple met William Carlock, a science teacher who had worked for NASA, who became her mentor and helped her significantly toward building up her self-confidence.

Temple went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in human psychology from Franklin Pierce College in 1970 and a master’s degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975. Subsequently, she received a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1989.

Temple Grandin Machine| Squeez Machine

Temple designed a squeeze machine/hug machine while she was attending college with the help of William Carlock, a science teacher. The machine is a deep-pressure device designed to calm hypersensitive persons, usual individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Temple Grandin Netflix | Movie

She was the subject of the Horizon documentary “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”, the first broadcast by the BBC on June 8, 2006, and Nick News with Linda Ellerbee in the spring of 2006. Temple was also the subject of the first episode in the series First Person by Errol Morris. She is the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film entitled Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Grandin. The film was broadcast on February 6, 2010.

The movie was nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and won seven awards, including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Claire Danes. Temple was on stage as the award was accepted and she spoke briefly to the audience. On January 16, 2011, at the 68th Golden Globe Awards, Claire Danes won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.

Temple Grandin Autism

Temple was not formally diagnosed with autism until her adulthood. When she was two, the only formal diagnosis given to her was “brain damage”. While she was still in her mid-teens, her mother chanced upon a diagnostic checklist for autism. After reviewing the checklist, Temple’s mother hypothesized that her symptoms were best explained by the disorder and was later determined to be an autistic savant.

Temple has noted in her autobiographical works that autism affects every aspect of her life. She has to wear comfortable clothes to counteract her sensory processing disorder and has structured her lifestyle to avoid sensory overload. She regularly takes antidepressants, but no longer uses her squeeze machine.

Temple Grandin Publication

-Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor
-Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling
-Euthanasia and Slaughter of Livestock
-Factors That Impede Animal Movement at Slaughter Plants
-Cattle vocalizations are associated with handling and equipment problems at beef slaughter plants
-Making slaughterhouses more humane for cattle, pigs, and sheep
-Livestock handling and transport

Temple Grandin Net Worth

She earns her wealth from her career, therefore, she has amassed a fortune over the years. Temple’s estimated net worth is $2 million.

Who Is Temple Grandin

Temple is an American scientist, academic, and animal behaviorist. She is a prominent proponent of the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter. Temple is the author of more than 60 scientific papers on animal behavior.

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