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Different ... Not Less Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD

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ISBN-10: 1935274600

ISBN-13: 9781935274605

Edition: 2012

Authors: Temple Grandin, Tony Attwood

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This book is a compilation of success stories from adults with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.  One of the most important missions Temple Grandin has is making sure people with autism and Asperger's make something of their lives.  As Temple says quite bluntly, "Being on Social Security is NOT a job choice."These unique individuals often have great potential in parts of their minds that neurotypicals never even start to tap.  This needs to be shared with the world. However, in order to share their hidden genius, they have to overcome many social obstacles.  The point of this groundbreaking work is - it is possible, and it is WORTH it.  Let these crusaders, handpicked by Temple herself, show…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Future Horizons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
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,…    

Publisher's Note
Foreword
Introduction
Charli Devnet: Tour Guide and Lover of History
Stephen Shore: Special-Education Professor and Autism Advocate
Anna Magdalena Christianson: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
Karla Fisher: Senior Program Manager for Intel and Successful "Techie"
Moppy Hamilton: Mother of Two and Retail Employee
Steve Selpal: Freelance Artist Who Found Success through Art
Anita Lesko: Nurse Anesthetist and Aviation Writer
Wendy Lawson: Psychologist
Neil McRae: Veterinary Surgeon in Scotland
Kim Davies: Successful Physician
Robert Cooper: Owner of a Computer Server Design and Support Firm
Leonora Gregory-Collura: Autism Outreach Consultant and Dancer/Choreographer
Sean Jackson: Successful Real-Estate Executive
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