Aquamarine Blue 5

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This is the first book to be written by autistic college students about 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. Dawn Prince-Hughes presents an array of writings by students who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism, showing their unique ways of looking at and solving problems. In their ...
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Overview

This is the first book to be written by autistic college students about 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. Dawn Prince-Hughes presents an array of writings by students who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism, showing their unique ways of looking at and solving problems. In their own words, they portray how their divergent thinking skills could be put to great use if they were given an opportunity. Many such students who could approach some of our society's most complex problems in new and exciting ways never get the chance because the same sensitivity that gives them these insights makes the flicker of fluorescent lights and the sound of chalk on the board unbearable. For simple -- and easily remedied -- reasons, we lose these students, who are as gifted as they are challenged. Aquamarine Blue 5 is a showcase of the strength and resilient character of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. It will be an invaluable resource for those touched by this syndrome, their friends and families, and school administrators everywhere.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804010542
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 362,754
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (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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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction: Autism in the Academy xvii
Garry 1
Darius 9
Michelle 43
Crocus 50
Myriam 58
Jim 66
Angie 76
Arthur 79
Chris Marsh 81
Douglas O'Neal 85
Susan 91
Dawn Prince-Hughes 106
A Compendium for the Inclusive University: Common Challenges for Autistic Students and What Universities Can Do about Them 123
Notes 129
Bibliography 133
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    Amazing book

    Aquamarine Blue 5 is an amazing book!!It gives further insight into people that deal with autism on a daily basis.I live with Asperger's Syndrome and it gives amazing insight into my disability&into understanding why I act like I do.

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