(SAVANNAH, GA) Creative Minds Temple Grandin, Ph.D. “Autism Is No Obstacle” SCDS


Creative Minds brings leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide range of fields to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums in Savannah.

This annual speaker series, which runs throughout the 2008-2009 school year, is designed to stimulate dialogue and spark debate about important issues that affect us all. This year’s series showcases the largest and most diverse line-up to date, featuring leading experts in areas including brain science, American history, jazz and literature.

The January Lecture will feature Temple Grandin, Ph.D. with her lecture, "Autism Is No Obstacle" on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm. The most accomplished and best-known adult with autism, Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is the author of best-selling books like Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From My Life With Autism and Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. She invented a series of innovative livestock handling devices and has authored more than 300 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals. During her presentation, she will offer personal insight into autism and offer strategies for overcoming this increasingly common condition of our society.

"Temple Grandin put the lie to many assumptions about autism."
– The New York Times

All Creative Minds events will be held in Jelks Auditorium at Savannah Country Day School, located at 824 Stillwood Drive 31419, in Savannah, Georgia.

Individual ticket prices are $10 for advance purchase, $12 at the door (based on availability).

Due to the possibility of sell out events, seats not occupied by 6:25 p.m. will be resold to a waiting list.

Tickets for all events are available online at Savannah Country Day School or can be purchased at the SCDS Administrative Office located in Triol Hall. For additional information about the Creative Minds series, please call (912) 961-8828.

Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a generous and compassionate spirit.

For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its programs, please visit Savannah Country Day School.

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