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Developing Talents Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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ISBN-10: 1934575283

ISBN-13: 9781934575284

Edition: 2008

Authors: Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy, Tony Attwood

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In this updated and expanded edition, the authors take an in-depth look at a growing area of the U.S. economy: entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures.The book also explores many often unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Finally, employment figures and prospects have been updated and new jobs have been added that are particularly well suited for those on the spectrum,…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 153
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989,…