The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

The 2014-15 Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) will feature Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by acclaimed researcher of animal behavior, professor, inventor and best-selling author, Temple Grandin.

According to acclaimed and New York Times best-selling author, Deborah Tannen, Temple Grandin’s book “is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.” In Thinking in Pictures, Temple Grandin reveals a lot about the traits of persons with autism. The title of her book describes her brain’s thinking mechanism – thinking in pictures – and her love for animals, which has made Dr. Grandin not just an advocate for animal rights but also a sought after expert in animal behavior.

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Temple Grandin
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Author's Visit at the Mondavi Center

February 10, 2015
The Forum @MC:Neurodiversity: The Line Between a Difference and a Disability

Panel discussion with Temple Grandin, featured CCBP author; Susan Rivera, Professor, Psychology and MIND Institute, UC Davis; Kristen Loutensock, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Moderated by Beth Ruyak, Host of Insight, Capital Public Radio

4–5 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
This event is Free to the public

February 10, 2015
Author’s Talk – Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Book signing to follow at 9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.


updated 2.9.14