Temple Grandin went from a relative unknown in the Hollywood scene last night to start status. The autism fighter and survivor won big time, scoring Emmy Awards for an HBO movie made about her life and work. The HBO film dedicated to Temple Grandin was nominated for seven Emmy awards on Sunday night, and Temple Grandin won five of those seven.
About Temple Grandin Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is a Doctor of Animal Science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry in animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.
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