LIVERMORE -- Dr. Temple Grandin, the best-selling author of books on animal behavior and autism and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at Las Positas College on April 24.

Grandin, who is autistic, is an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her life has been the subject of an award-winning HBO biopic and numerous television specials. She is also author of "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum;" "Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism," and "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals."

Grandin's speech will be at 7 p.m. in the Mertes Center for the Arts, 3000 Campus Hill Dr. Admission is $20, $15 for students. Tickets may be bought at www.tlpcpsychology.brownpapertickets.com. There is a $2 campus parking fee.

For details, Ernest Jones at 925-424-1217 or email ejones@laspositascollege.edu.

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