Autism expert marks Rich Center's 25th anniversary

Rich CenterTemple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist and inventor, is the featured speaker in a free virtual webinar noon March 5 in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rich Center for Autism at Youngstown State University.

The webinar is titled “Educating All Kinds of Minds.” Register here

Grandin has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In her presentation, Grandin will describe the challenges she has faced and offer glimpses into her own childhood, with ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin

The presentation, which will include a question-and-answer session, is funded by the Friends of The Rich Center for Autism Board.

The Rich Center for Autism was created the memory of Paula and Anthony Rich and their unborn child, who died in a plane crash outside of Pittsburgh on Sept. 8, 1994. The primary mission of the Center is to improve the lives of individuals with autism through innovative educational programs that allow them to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life. The Center serves as a conduit between the university, educators, health and human services professionals.