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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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1986 Trade paperback 2nd printing New. Signed by author. SHIPS 1st CLASS UPGRADE w/TRACKING from NJ; GIFT-ABLE AS NEW AND UNREAD; NEW AS SHOWN THIS COVER Trade paperback (US). ... Glued binding. 183 p. Audience: General/trade.11146 11146--Temple Grandin was diagnosed as being autistic at the age of three. An intelligent child with a thirst for knowledge, but unable to properly express herself or control her own behavior, Temple struggled through grade school. Eventually, her disruptive behavior forced her expulsion from a "normal" school and enrollment at a school for autistic children. There Temple fared better, but she began to suffer from "nerve attacks." Through working at the school's farm, Temple learned about cattle presses, which are used to calm nervous livestock. After building her own press, Temple Grandin used it to successfully control her nerve attacks, and for all intents and purposes, cure her autism. Reading this book is an adventure. There is no other book like it-even remotely like it. The r Read more Show Less

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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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This book is written by a woman who overcame a severe disability to become a successful designer of livestock equipment. Though professionals have been theorizing about it for years, the phenomenon called autism has re mained shrouded in mystery. The au thor makes a few dents in this mys tique, giving us insights which are rare because autism by its nature generally precludes such expression and analysis of emotion. She combines a personal perspective with relevant research in formation in assessing how autism can be overcome and even, in some ways, turned to personal advantage. This ac count will be significant reading for any professional or lay person interested in autism, and is also a moving story of the human hidden behind a distorting facade. Amy Goffman, Registered Physical Therapist, Lake Forest, Ill.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878795246
  • Publisher: Academic Therapy Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 183

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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