Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories Of College Students With Autism

Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories Of College Students With Autism

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by Dawn Prince-Hughes
     
 

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The title comes from one of the contributor's experiences: she perceives numbers in color, and one of her favorites is the number "5," which she sees as aquamarine. Editor Prince-Hughes (anthropology, Western Washington U.) is herself a person with Asperger's Syndrome, (also termed high-functioning autism), which is a diagnosis being applied more frequently these days… See more details below

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The title comes from one of the contributor's experiences: she perceives numbers in color, and one of her favorites is the number "5," which she sees as aquamarine. Editor Prince-Hughes (anthropology, Western Washington U.) is herself a person with Asperger's Syndrome, (also termed high-functioning autism), which is a diagnosis being applied more frequently these days, to the relief of people plagued with its problems for years without explanation. Twelve individuals share their experiences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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“This is the first book to be written by autistic college students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or with High Functioning Autism. It demonstrates their unique way of looking at and solving problems and the challenges they face. Aquamarine Blue 5 details the struggles of these highly sensitive students and shows that there are gifts specific to autistic students that enrich the university system, scholarship, and the world as a whole. "Her unusual approach to understanding human behavior leads to powerfully clear analysis of the problems faced by people with Autism.”
— ForeWord

“These essays … exhibit a level of awareness, effective writing, and sophisticated understanding of the world they must cope with that are usually thought beyond the capabilities of even the highest-functioning people with autism.”
— Clara Claiborne Park, author of Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804010542
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
574,003
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Dawn Prince-Hughes, who has Asperger syndrome, is an adjunct professor of anthropology at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.

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