Suzanne and John Pratt Lecture

Suzanne and John Pratt lecture series

Featuring

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin Ph.D.
One of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults
with autism, world-renowned spokesperson and activist, doctor
of animal science, inventor, professor, and bestselling author

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 Registration and Reception
7:00 Program
Address: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
455 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142

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Admission is complimentary
Seating is limited to 130 attendees

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Temple Grandin Ph.D. is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. 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”. HBO made an Emmy Award-winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.

 

The Suzanne and John Pratt Lecture – The Suzanne and John Pratt Lecture is dedicated to facilitating the impact of research Collage of an image of John Pratt and of his familyon practices at the Ivy Street School in order to improve student outcomes.  John Pratt served as Associate Director of the Whitehead Institute for 25 years. He was also a member of the MAB Board of Directors and cared deeply about the work that MAB and Ivy Street School do to help young people with special needs develop the skills they need to transition into successful lives as adults. Suzanne Pratt is a  social worker, mother to 2, grandmother to 4, and loving wife to John until his death in 2012.  Since then Suzanne Pratt has played a significant role in launching and sustaining this lecture series. John would be delighted to have this lecture series as part of his legacy.

The Suzanne and John Pratt Lecture is dedicated to facilitating the impact of research on practices at the Ivy Street School in order to improve student outcomes.  John Pratt served as Associate Director of the Whitehead Institute for 25 years. He was also a member of the MAB Board of Directors and cared deeply about the work that MAB and Ivy Street School do to help young people with special needs develop the skills they need to transition into successful lives as adults.  John would be delighted to have this lecture series as part of his legacy.