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Famed animal scientist, autism advocate Temple Grandin to speak in Boise

Temple Grandin comes to Boise as part of Edufest, a week-long program on gifted and talented education.

Grandin is the keynote speaker. She will speak beginning at 8:30 a.m. (after about 15 minutes of introductory remarks), on Monday, July 28 on the second floor of the Boise State Student Union Building in the Simplot Ballroom.

Tickets are required for members of the public not attending the full conference. The cost to attend Grandin's talk is $30.

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Grandin, who is a professor, author and one of the most high-profile adults with autism in the world, will share her personal story, as well as her insights into the lives of children with autism who are also academically gifted. Such children often go without the educational tools that would allow them to fully realize their potential.