Temple Grandin Working On Line Of Playground Equipment For Kids With Autism
[Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press]
Temple Grandin, an animal scientist and one of the most well-known and accomplished adults with autism, is working with Chattanooga-based Play & Park Structures to develop a line of playground equipment for children with autism.
Grandin, who was included in the “Heroes” section of Time magazine’s 2010 listing of the 100 most influential people in the world, visited Signal Centers’ accessible playground last Thursday to try a piece of Play & Park Structures equipment called the Swizzler. It looks similar to a baby bathtub and combines the swiveling of a spinner with a circular rocking motion.