Dr. Temple Grandin: activist and pioneer

Unable to speak until she was nearly four years old, Dr. Temple Grandin overcame autism to become a pioneer in the world of animal science and teach people around the world how to thrive with autism, writing six books and even being named to Time Magazine's list of most influential people in 2010. And she is paying it forward.

Grandin uses teachable moments to instruct children on social norms and giving them opportunities to use language and social skills. And for Grandin, her way of thinking has empowered her to invent some of the most commonly used livestock handling equipment.

As she continues her work as a scientist and a beacon of hope around the world, Grandin remains as determined as ever.

To find out how to see Dr. Grandin in person and to learn more about autism, see www.TempleGrandin.com.