Temple Grandin, American Biologist and Scientist was born to parents Richard Grandin and Eustacia Cutler in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 29, 1947. At the age of 2, Grandin was diagnosed with autism. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. Temple Grandin Biography and Profile.