- Paperback: 407 pages
- Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated (15 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781935274605
- ISBN-13: 978-1935274605
- ASIN: 1935274600
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.1 x 22.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 544 g
- Customer Reviews: 70 customer ratings
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Different...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's and ADHD Paperback – 15 May 2012
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This is an inspiring book. The stories of achievement will be encouraging for parents of a young child with an autism spectrum disorder and will be especially inspirational for adolescents and young adults who are feeling despondent that autism could deprive them of a successful career or relationship. This book has antidepressant qualities to rival those of medication.
Dr. Tony Attwood
About the Author
Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.
Grandin is listed in the 2010 TIME 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the category "Heroes"
Tony Attwood (born 9 February 1952, Birmingham, England) is an English Psychologist who lives in Queensland, Australia and is an author of several bestselling books on Asperger's Syndrome. He speaks on autism and Asperger's Syndrome around the world.
His book, Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals has now been translated into 20 languages.
Attwood also has a clinical practice at his diagnostic and treatment clinic for children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome, in Brisbane, begun in 1992.
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This book is good for parents too. They can learn how to ensure their child's success. I can give a short formula: don't see them as broken but just like any other kid with their own specific issues, support their interests, treat them equally with everyone else. See their potential and encourage them to use their gifts. Fight off any injustice coming their way and teach them to advocate for themselves. They ARE equal with everyone else and no one has a right to say otherwise.
I am really tired of the "pathologizing" trend. Everyone has his/her own specific issues. Having difficulties doesn't mean we should stop living our lives. We should just learn to work with them. And being "in your own world" is an advantage here. It means you can't hear others say that you can't. It's what they always say, all those losers who are jealous that someone is actually doing something and couldn't be bothered to move themselves a bit.
Do what you love and make your living of it! I send everyone hugs and hope you are using your gifts and enjoy life as it's supposed to be. We are uniquely gifted. We can't throw that away.