The World Needs All Kinds Of Minds: A Rare Intimate Conversation With Temple Grandin

18 JANUARY 2013
Dr. Jamie Turndorf will be conducting a rare, one-on-one interview with Temple Grandin,the world-famous autistic doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and autism activist.
In this Ask Dr. Love radio show, Dr. Jamie Turndorf (aka Dr. Love) takes her audience on a tour inside the autistic mind with her special guest, Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has captured the world’s heart. She is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a bestselling author, autism activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the "hug box," a device to calm autistic children. The subject of the award-winning 20102 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.

Temple feels more comfortable addressing large audiences, so this is a particularly rare opportunity to share in this intimate conversation with Temple who will be talking about why the world needs different kinds of minds, including the fact that autistics are visual rather than verbal thinkers. She will also be discussing her passion for helping young autistics develop their abilities rather than focus on their limitations.

Temple will also speak about her sensory-based abilities, which enable her to tune into cows and understand their fear memories. Her abilities have revolutionized the way cows are handled for slaughter.

For the first time, Dr. Turndorf will be publicly sharing her own very unusual brain functions--probably resulting from her very early birth followed by extremely high fevers during childhood-- including her ability to communicate with domestic and wild animals. Despite the fact that she is not autistic, the parallels between Temple’s brain and her own suggest that, perhaps, we all have abilities that we don’t access. Join Dr. Turndorf for what will surely be a fascinatingly informative and inspiring discussion with Temple Grandin.

Hosted on, AskDrLove with Dr. Jamie Turndorf, is a live one hour Internet radio program airing at 1pm (EST) every Tuesday afternoon. Listeners can also call-in to the show and ask Dr. Turndorf for advice on any of their personal issues. Archived shows are available on,,, and iTunes.

Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a popular relationship expert and couples therapist, author, and radio show host known to millions around the world as the creator of, the Web's first free relationship advice site. Originally launched in 1996, now offers thousands of free relationship advice articles on every imaginable relationship, marriage, dating, or sex advice question. You can follow Dr. Turndorf on Facebook and on Twitter @askdrlove.
About Ask Dr. Love With Dr. Jamie Turndorf

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