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Dr. Debra Moore
Psychologist, Best-selling Author, International Speaker & Autism Consultant  
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Dr. Debra Moore

Psychologist, Best-selling Author, International Speaker and Autism Consultant 

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Join us for a close-up and personal chat from pioneering scientist and autistic person Dr. Temple Grandin’s kitchen!


This informal interview, conducted by psychologist Dr. Debra Moore, Temple’s co-author on two books, will give you an inside look at the journey of this trailblazing professor, author, scientist, and advocate.


From being diagnosed as a toddler as brain-damaged and incapable of independent living, to a life of international acclaim and the subject of an award-winning HBO movie, Temple has amassed a wealth of effective strategies that enable her to navigate her world. Never one to mince words, she’ll share these strategies, along with personal stories, opinions, and blunt advice, for succeeding not despite, but with the help of one’s unique talents and way of thinking.  


Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and named in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, in the "Heroes" category, Temple remains a straight-shooting, down-to-earth communicator who presents her ideas in a clear, concise, easy-to-understand way.


Sit in on this intimate conversation - you’ll find humour, wit, and thought-provoking opinions from a brilliant woman who has forged a path remains both an inspiration and a game-changer in how we view autism.


Whether you’re an autistic person, parent, educator, or other professional, you’ll come away from this session with new insights, practical strategies, and a renewed sense of possibility.

In this interview, you will learn:   

  • Inspiration from a pioneering autistic person.

  • Examples of how to successfully cope with challenges.

  • Examples of effective strategies for kids & parents.

  • Practical advice for educators and clinicians.

  • Solution focused strategies for successful transition to adulthood.

  • About the problems that come from being “label-locked”.

  • The many forms sensory challenges take.

  • Knowledge of often hidden or missed medical conditions associated with autism.

  • About often hidden or missed psychiatric conditions associated with autism.

  • Dr. Grandin’s opinions on the use of psychiatric medication.

  • How educators must change their approach and perspective.

  • How screen time disproportionately impacts autistic brains.

  • Tools to help children handle sensory overload.

  • Practical insights into decreasing anxiety that frequently is associated with autism.

  • Strategies to support a person’s unique way of thinking to build success.

  • Tools to channel interests and passions into meaningful work.

You will also hear practical examples of how to help children and adults expand their interests.

Who is this presentation for? 

This interview will be of interest to autistic individuals, parents, teachers and other professionals. 




Dr. Debra Moore draws on over three decades of work as a psychologist with kids on the autism spectrum and those who love and care for them.


She has collaborated on many articles and book chapters, as well as two books with Temple Grandin: "Navigating Autism" (Norton, 2021), and "The Loving Push" (Future Horizons, 2016; 2nd edition 2022).

Debra Moore is a retired psychologist who has co-authored two books with Temple Grandin;  


The Loving Push : A Guide to Successfully Prepare Spectrum Kids for Adulthood (2016, 2022)




Navigating Autism : 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum (2021).


She has worked extensively with children and adults on the autism spectrum along with their families.


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