Emergence: Labeled Autistic

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A true story that is both uniquely moving and exceptionally inspiring, Emergence is the first-hand account of a courageous autistic woman who beat the odds and cured herself. As a child, Temple Grandin was forced to leave her "normal" school and enroll in a school for autistic children. This searingly honest account captures the isolation and fears suffered by autistics and their families and the quiet strength of one woman who insisted on a miracle.

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Overview

A true story that is both uniquely moving and exceptionally inspiring, Emergence is the first-hand account of a courageous autistic woman who beat the odds and cured herself. As a child, Temple Grandin was forced to leave her "normal" school and enroll in a school for autistic children. This searingly honest account captures the isolation and fears suffered by autistics and their families and the quiet strength of one woman who insisted on a miracle.

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Offers psychiatrists and pediatricians a theory-based and empirically driven model that is straightforward to apply, simple to explain to families, and the outcomes of which are measurable for the increasing demands of health care organizations. Explains the general features of the model, initiating therapy, the therapeutic components of intervention with both children and parents, and joint parent-child sessions. Includes many case studies. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446671828
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 123,082
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin

TEMPLE GRANDIN earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois and went on to become a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of four previous books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. Grandin spearheaded reform of the quality of life and humaneness of death for the world’s farm animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    So Relevant!

    I have worked in the Autism field for 10 years. This was one of the first books I read to acquaint myself with those that are autistic. The information I received was a great insight into what a parent must go through - the battles they must face daily. Excellent read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

    I have not read this book...

    But it doesn't sound like something I'm GOING to read. You can't "cure" yourself from autism. You're autistic forever. I don't want to cure myself, anyway.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

    Don't judge by the "overview"

    The "overview" for this book states that Temple cured herself, however, I don't think this is what the book itself is saying. The overview was most likely not written by the author of this book, but by a marketing person. Give this book a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2010

    For those who judge a book by its cover

    Temple Grandin is an unique person, who had people that had helped her. A person can slide in either direction on the spectrum. I have a son with Asperger's Syndrome. He could have slid further into the autism spectrum, but he has teachers and family members who have helped him. He can be considered a recovered autistic, but he like Ms. Grandin will always have some autistic tendencies. Read the book, don't judge the book by the cover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2010

    Autism isn't cured

    I had planned to read this book until I read the part that Autism was "cured". You don't cure Autism. Any book that claims to cure it, obviously isn't scientific or based on fact and isn't worth reading.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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