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Autism all-stars : how we use our autism and Asperger traits to shine in life

By: Santomauro, Josie.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781843101888.Subject(s): AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | PERSONAL NARRATIVES | CHALLENGES | SUCCESS | EDUCATION | WORK | RELATIONSHIPS | CREATIVITY | INTERESTS | ADULTS
Contents:
Foreword by Tony Attwood Introduction by Josie Santomauro Part 1: Education 1. An Education in Doodling / Jessica Peers 2. The Ugly Duckling / Stan Hood 3. Studying through Diagnosis / Iain Payne Part 2: Careers 4. Talented People Getting Employed / Temple Grandin 5. Counseling that Works / Roger N. Meyer 6. To Be or Not to Be / Damian Santomauro 7. Successful Management - Savant Style / Malcolm Johnson 8. Super Strengths / Sondra Williams Part 3: Relationships 9. Friendships - Aspie Style / Dr Wendy Lawson 10. A Different Order of Being / Stephen Shore 11. Talking to the Animals / Deborah Lipsky Part 4: Creativity 12. Life on Stage / Robert McLachlan 13. Donna Williams and The Aspinauts / Donna Williams 14. Portraits - Learning Honesty in Art / Jeanette Purkis 15. Asperger /Syndrome: How It and Art Influence Me / Peter Myers 16. Aural Sculpting - Before and After / Colin Webber Part 5: Special Interests 17. Musical Creativity / Leith McMurray 18. The Recordings of a Rock Wiz / Mark Boerebach 19. Sci-Fi Reality / Will Hadcroft.
Summary: "Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life. Writers from all over the world, at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Donna Williams and many more explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths, not just to overcome challenges and obstacles, but to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity and the use of special interests." - BOOK JACKETReview: Writers from all around the world, including New Zealand and Australia, share their stories of creating successful lives on the autism spectrum. It is a celebration of the creativity and talent of individuals with ASD. The writers share how they have faced the challenges and obstacles of autism and not just overcome them but have made successes of their lives using their talents and unique thought processes. The book is divided into sections and has essays on education, careers, relationships, creativity and special interests. A borrower said the book told stories of “lots of kinds of success- not just the traditional.”
List(s) this item appears in: Asperger syndrome and teenagers. June 2017 | Autism success stories. July 2017 | Intensive Interaction Books.Oct16 | Asperger syndrome and young women. August 2017 | Adults with Asperger Syndrome July 2018
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Foreword by Tony Attwood
Introduction by Josie Santomauro
Part 1: Education
1. An Education in Doodling / Jessica Peers
2. The Ugly Duckling / Stan Hood
3. Studying through Diagnosis / Iain Payne
Part 2: Careers
4. Talented People Getting Employed / Temple Grandin
5. Counseling that Works / Roger N. Meyer
6. To Be or Not to Be / Damian Santomauro
7. Successful Management - Savant Style / Malcolm Johnson
8. Super Strengths / Sondra Williams
Part 3: Relationships
9. Friendships - Aspie Style / Dr Wendy Lawson
10. A Different Order of Being / Stephen Shore
11. Talking to the Animals / Deborah Lipsky
Part 4: Creativity
12. Life on Stage / Robert McLachlan
13. Donna Williams and The Aspinauts / Donna Williams
14. Portraits - Learning Honesty in Art / Jeanette Purkis
15. Asperger /Syndrome: How It and Art Influence Me / Peter Myers
16. Aural Sculpting - Before and After / Colin Webber
Part 5: Special Interests
17. Musical Creativity / Leith McMurray
18. The Recordings of a Rock Wiz / Mark Boerebach
19. Sci-Fi Reality / Will Hadcroft.

"Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life. Writers from all over the world, at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Temple Grandin, Stephen Shore, Donna Williams and many more explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths, not just to overcome challenges and obstacles, but to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity and the use of special interests." - BOOK JACKET

Writers from all around the world, including New Zealand and Australia, share their stories of creating successful lives on the autism spectrum. It is a celebration of the creativity and talent of individuals with ASD. The writers share how they have faced the challenges and obstacles of autism and not just overcome them but have made successes of their lives using their talents and unique thought processes.
The book is divided into sections and has essays on education, careers, relationships, creativity and special interests.
A borrower said the book told stories of “lots of kinds of success- not just the traditional.”

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I liked the range of stories in here.Lots of kinds of success- not just the traditional.

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