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SOLD OUT EVENT: Temple Grandin, Different Kinds of Minds

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 6:00pm

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TICKETED OFFSITE EVENT: Join New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned scientist, and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin, Ph.D. for a celebration of Different Kinds of Minds, the Young Readers Edition of the instant New York Times bestseller Visual Thinking.

This ticketed event—which will include a book talk, Q&A session, and book signing—is cosponsored by Autism Family Network and will take place at the London Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz.

Different Kinds of Minds celebrates and explores what it means to be a visual thinker. With her genius for demystifying science, Dr. Grandin reveals that there are more visual thinkers out there than previously believed—some professions, like engineering, construction, and design, are full of them!—and how kids can discover if they are a visual thinker, too. This is a much-needed book for classrooms, parents, librarians, and for anyone who is a visual thinker to feel seen and understood.

Albert Einstein. Steve Jobs. Katharine Johnson. These geniuses are all visual thinkers. Are you?

Do you like puzzles, coding, and taking things apart? Do you write stories, act in plays, slay at Wordle? The things you are good at are clues to how your brain works. Are you good at math? Working with your hands? Are you a neat freak or a big mess? 

With her knack for making science easy to understand, Temple Grandin explains different types of thinkers: verbal thinkers who are good with language, and visual thinkers who think in pictures and patterns. You will discover all kinds of minds an how we need to work together to create solutions to help solve real-world problems.

Temple Grandin is a distinguished professor of animal science at Colorado Stat University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, and The Autistic Brain, and well as Thinking in Pictures and Emergence, which became an HBO movie starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community. She resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. You can visit Temple Grandin online at or follower her on Twitter @DrTempleGrandin and on Facebook at


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