HBO Films and Autism Society of Colorado Present the Denver Premiere of TEMPLE GRANDIN, Starring Claire Danes

In Recognition of Autism Education Week - Jan. 31st to Feb. 6th - CSU Professor Dr. Temple Grandin Will Participate in a Discussion Following the Screening

Jan 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from HBO

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HBO Films and The Autism Society of Colorado will host the Denver premiere screening of TEMPLE GRANDIN on Wednesday, February 3 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in recognition of Autism Education Week. After the screening, Dr. Temple Grandin will participate in a discussion about the film and her work moderated by Betty Lehman, the executive director of the Autism Society of Colorado.

TEMPLE GRANDIN brings to the screen the story of the best-selling author, animal scientist and autism advocate. The film chronicles Temple's early diagnosis; her turbulent growth and development during her school years; the enduring support she received from her mother, her aunt and her science teacher; and her emergence as a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.  

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and Mayor John Hickenlooper of Denver have declared January 31February 6 "Autism Education Week." The Autism Society of Colorado will kick-off the week with a one-time showing of a unique theatre production entitled "Autism Chronicles: The Gifts and Struggles of People with Autism and Their Families" on the University of Denver Campus on January 31. Other events include educational forums with JFK Partners to be held at University of Colorado.

The Autism Society of Colorado is the local chapter of the Autism Society of America. Founded in 1965, The Autism Society is the nation's leading grassroots autism organization. It exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. The Autism Society does this by increasing public awareness about the day to day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

TEMPLE GRANDIN debuts SATURDAY, FEB. 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO

SOURCE HBO