Dr. Temple Grandin To Visit Signal Centers Playground On Tour Creating Awareness Of Autism

Monday, October 25, 2021

Play and Park Structures and Signal Centers of Chattanooga on Thursday at 9 a.m. will host Dr. Temple Grandin, a renowned public speaker and authority on autism.

Her 2010 TED Lecture titled “The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds” has given her a formidable platform to consult and teach others about the autistic mind and how autistic children and adults contribute to their communities.

Donna McConnico, CEO at Signal Centers notes that “An inclusive play environment that promotes multigenerational interaction was our best hope for our playground and Play & Park Structures helped our vision become a reality. We are so grateful that Play & Park Structures has embraced inclusion in all their designs.”

With constituents ranging from six weeks to adulthood, the playground needed to serve both typically developing children and those with disabilities. 

Dr. Grandin will discuss her journey with autism, obstacles she has overcome, give advice for both educators and caregivers, as well as the benefits of play on the Selfie Swizzler, Play & Park Structures inclusive product that allows users to gently rock on rotation either on their own or propelled by friends. 

“Play & Park Structures is very excited host Dr. Temple Grandin in our hometown of Chattanooga," said Lindsay Hill, senior vice president and group manager of Play & Park Structures. "It is an incredible opportunity to get feedback from her on some of our playground products at Signal Centers and at our factory that are designed specifically for people with autism."

There is a movie about Dr. Grandin staring Claire Danes.



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