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Different...not less : inspiring stories of achievement and successful employment from adults with autism, Asperger's and ADHD

By: Grandin, Temple.
Publisher: Arlington, TX Future Horizons 2012Description: viii, 407 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781935274605.Subject(s): AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER | ADOLESCENTS | PERSONAL NARRATIVES | ADULTS
Contents:
Foreword by Dr Tony Attwood Introduction by Dr Temple Grandin Chapter 1 - Charli Devnet: Tour Guide and Lover of History Chapter 2 - Stephen Shore: Special-Education Professor and Autism Advocate Chapter 3 - Anna Magdalena Christianson: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner Chapter 4 - Karla Fisher: Senior Program Manager for Intel and Successful “Techie” Chapter 5 - Moppy Hamilton: Mother of Two and Retail Employee Chapter 6 - Steve Selpal: Freelance Artist Who Found Success through Art Chapter 7 - Anita Lesko: Nurse Anesthetist and Aviation Writer Chapter 8 - Wendy Lawson: Psychologist Chapter 9 - Neil McRae: Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland Chapter 10 - Kim Davies: Successful Physician Chapter 11 - Robert Cooper: Owner of a Computer Server Design and Support Firm Chapter 12 - Leonora Gregory-Collura: Autism Outreach Consultant and Dancer/Choreographer Chapter 13 - Seán Jackson: Successful Real-Estate Executive Chapter 14 - Stewart Forge: Partner and Creative Director of an Advertising Agency Temple's Epilogue A Note from Temple about the DSM Further Reading Index About the Author
Summary: "Temple Grandin presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum. One of Temple's primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors, from a wide variety of different skill sets, to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills. [This book] shows how, with work, each of the contributors found invaluable mentors, learned skills necessary for employment when young, became successfully employed, developed self-confidence, faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and sometimes raising families." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Asperger syndrome and teenagers. June 2017 | Preparation for employment. March 2017 | Autism- general works. March 2017 CM | Autism success stories. July 2017 | Asperger syndrome and young women. August 2017 | Disability acceptance- DVDS November 2017 CM | Adults with Asperger Syndrome July 2018 | Secondary Resources for teens with autism or an intellectual disability (Cat) April 17
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"Temple Grandin presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum. One of Temple's primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors, from a wide variety of different skill sets, to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills.
[This book] shows how, with work, each of the contributors found invaluable mentors, learned skills necessary for employment when young, became successfully employed, developed self-confidence, faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and sometimes raising families." - PUBLISHERS WEBSITE

Foreword by Dr Tony Attwood
Introduction by Dr Temple Grandin
Chapter 1 - Charli Devnet: Tour Guide and Lover of History
Chapter 2 - Stephen Shore: Special-Education Professor and Autism Advocate
Chapter 3 - Anna Magdalena Christianson: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
Chapter 4 - Karla Fisher: Senior Program Manager for Intel and Successful “Techie”
Chapter 5 - Moppy Hamilton: Mother of Two and Retail Employee
Chapter 6 - Steve Selpal: Freelance Artist Who Found Success through Art
Chapter 7 - Anita Lesko: Nurse Anesthetist and Aviation Writer
Chapter 8 - Wendy Lawson: Psychologist
Chapter 9 - Neil McRae: Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland
Chapter 10 - Kim Davies: Successful Physician
Chapter 11 - Robert Cooper: Owner of a Computer Server Design and Support Firm
Chapter 12 - Leonora Gregory-Collura: Autism Outreach Consultant and Dancer/Choreographer
Chapter 13 - Seán Jackson: Successful Real-Estate Executive
Chapter 14 - Stewart Forge: Partner and Creative Director of an Advertising Agency
Temple's Epilogue
A Note from Temple about the DSM
Further Reading
Index
About the Author

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