Different...Not Less

Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment

ISBN13 : 9781935274605

Author(s) : Dr. Temple Grandin

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2012

SKU : 5289BK

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In Different...Not Less, renowned author Temple Grandin presents the personal success stories of fourteen unique individuals that illustrate the extraordinary potential of those on the autism spectrum.

A valuable resource for parents, care-givers, teachers, practitioners or anyone who comes in contact with individuals on the autism spectrum, this book shows how 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

The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up on the spectrum, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing their social skills.

Each contributor, who comes from a wide variety of skill sets, tells their own story in their own words about their lives, relationships and eventual careers.

Dr. Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well known adults with autism. Diagnosed with autism as a child, she went on to complete her PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is now a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including the bestsellers Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, and The Way I See It.

Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times and People. Most recently she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the year. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.