Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures, will appear on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Friday, October 28th. The episode features the McFail Family, a young family of two children with autism. Dr. Grandin will appear as an advisor to the Extreme Makeover team. The show will air on ABC at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central.
Temple Grandin is a gifted animal scientist who also lectures widely on autism. Leslie Stahl has said of her, “She’s one of those rare people with autism who can explain autism.” Dr. Grandin was recently interviewed by Stahl for a segment on 60 Minutes called “Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad.” Her book Thinking in Pictures was adapted into an Emmy award-winning movie starring Claire Danes as Dr. Grandin. The movie is available now on DVD. To learn more about Temple Grandin, visit her official website.