Dr. Grandin is very well known for her autism advocacy. She is a consultant, researcher, inventor and professor at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and did not speak until she was four years old. She is now a national speaker on autism and has been featured on NPR and major television stations. She is also a well known author of her best selling book on autism "The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Aspergers".