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Since 1904, the Whitworth School of Education has prepared educators of mind and heart who are scholars, community members, effective practitioners, visionary leaders, and guardians. Guided by dedicated Christian scholars, you’ll leave Whitworth transformed, with the preparation, skills and compassion to serve and transform the lives of others. Choose a program below to find out how our graduate programs in administration, teaching, counseling and therapy can help you help others.

Friday, February 19, 2016 (Sold Out)

"Helping Different Kinds of Minds to be Successful" - Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

During this captivating presentation, Temple Grandin will share her personal story, as well as her insights into the vibrant populations we know as exceptional children. These kids often have a wide range of skills from gifted to intense support needs, but they get lost in an endless cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are never given the chance to realize their full potential. Come away with a deeper insight into the challenges these learners face.

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: North Central High School Auditorium
1600 N. Howard Street │ Spokane, WA 99205
Registration: $20 per person

Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Sold Out)

"Understanding Animal Behavior" - Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

As an expert on animal behavior, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has designed human handling systems for half the cattle-processing facilities in the U.S. and consults with the meat industry to develop animal welfare guidelines. Her unique insights and empathy into animal behavior revolutionized the cattle industry and continue to ensure that cattle are handled humanly. In this presentation, Grandin will draw from her years of research and her own experience with autism to provide insights into how all animals think, act, and feel.

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Whitworth University │ Weyerhaeuser Hall Room 107
300 W. Hawthorne Road │ Spokane, WA 99251
Registration: $20 per person

Tickets for the Gifted Education Institute "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds," featuring Temple Grandin, Ph.D., are still available. This presentation is geared towards educators and those working with children on the autism spectrum in our schools; understanding of teaching strategies is recommended. For more information or to register for the institute please visit

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Featured Presenter

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), major television programs, such as the BBC special "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow", ABC's Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars.


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