Hearts for Autism Gala
With Guest of Honor and Speaker
Dr. Temple Grandin
Thursday, June 27th, 2024
About Autism Society of Idaho & our Hearts for Autism Gala
Our organization works tirelessly to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals with autism, their families and providers. ASID's goal is to create a more inclusive and accepting community in Idaho, where individuals with autism can thrive and reach their full potential.
The Hearts for Autism fundraiser event is just one of many initiatives the Autism Society in Idaho has planned for the year ahead. We also offer support groups, educational workshops, and social events for individuals with autism, their families and community members. These programs provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals to connect with others who understand their experiences.
Autism Society of Idaho is a vital resource for the community, and their efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals with autism and their families. Through our dedication and hard work, we continue to raise awareness and promote acceptance for those affected by autism in Idaho and beyond.
With your help - we can continue to make an impact for this amazing community and offer additional programs throughout the state and to show this community just how big our hearts truly are.
Dr. Temple Grandin
About Dr. Grandin - as quoted from her website:
"Dr. Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. She was fortunate to get early speech therapy. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of Thinking in Pictures that her first book Emergence: Labeled Autistic was “unprecedented because there had never before been an inside narrative of autism.” Dr. Sacks profiled Dr. Grandin in his best selling book Anthropologist on Mars.
Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special – "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow". She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes, Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
When she was young, she was considered weird and teased and bullied in high school. The only place she had friends was activities where there was a shared interest such as horses, electronics, or model rockets. Mr. Carlock, her science teacher, was an important mentor who encouraged her interest in science. When she had a new goal of becoming a scientist, she had a reason for studying. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she has designed."
June 27th, 2024
5803 W Riverview Ave
Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Idaho Formal Dinner - Libations - Silent Auction
Dr. Temple Grandin Talk - Award Ceremony