Scholars with Autism Achieving Dreams

Scholars with Autism Achieving Dreams

by Lars Perner, Darold A. Treffert, Dawn Prince, Stephen Shore, Liane Holliday Willey

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Edited by Perner (clinical marketing, Marshall Sch. of Business, Univ. of Southern California), this collection of essays—each one written by an academically successful person with high-functioning autism—is both informative and moving. Several pieces describe the writer's diagnosis late in life—often in his or her 30s or 40s—retroactively explaining a lifetime of feeling different as well as difficulties in school and childhood. First-person accounts of the struggles faced by children and adults with autism are presented here, and the essayists are insightful about how their differences may have led to early failures. However, readers also see how the writers' special interests and other traits have contributed to their ultimate success. Temple Grandin contributes a chapter on the importance of learning basic skills at an early age. VERDICT An inspirational book for people with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome as well as their parents or caregivers.—T.L.

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Auricle Ink Publishers
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New Edition
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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