Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

by Jerry Newport
     
 

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Jerry Newport, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome / High Functioning Autism at age 47, wrote this book for those with developmental disorders, but it resonates with people with any disability. His message: everyone has the power, and the right, to improve the quality of their lives despite their disability. Don't believe you must be ""normal"" to be happy;… See more details below

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Jerry Newport, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome / High Functioning Autism at age 47, wrote this book for those with developmental disorders, but it resonates with people with any disability. His message: everyone has the power, and the right, to improve the quality of their lives despite their disability. Don't believe you must be ""normal"" to be happy; learn to co-exist with neuro-typicals, and become the best human being you can be. Jerry candidly reveals his own failures and successes. His heartfelt advice stems from a deep sense of caring for ""his people"" on the spectrum. If you read only one personal account about autism, this should be it!

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“Jerry has, through sheer determination, intelligence, and guts, found practical ways of dealing with problems and disabilities that would seem insurmountable to others. Jerry’s advice is based on real-life experience and what really works in the real world.”
Ron Bass, a good friend of Jerry’s, and one of Hollywood’s most successful and prolific screenwriters. Ron won an Oscar for Rain Man and has also written My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Joy Luck Club. His most recent work Mozart and the Whale was inspired by Jerry’s life.

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Your Life is Not a Label

This is a wonderful new addition to the list of books written by individuals on the autism spectrum for several important reasons. First, it is not an autobiography. This is Jerry's advice to others who live with autism about maximizing their potential and minimizing their grief. The book is written in what I call "pure, vintage, Jerry Newport." By that I mean that those of us who interact with Jerry personally and those who hear him speak know of his tremendous wit and ability to express his opinions and observations clearly. I would recommend Jerry's book to all MAAP readers: parents, professionals, individuals on the spectrum and others who care about this population

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885477774
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
809,581
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.78(d)

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“Jerry has, through sheer determination, intelligence, and guts, found practical ways of dealing with problems and disabilities that would seem insurmountable to others. Jerry’s advice is based on real-life experience and what really works in the real world.”
Ron Bass, a good friend of Jerry’s, and one of Hollywood’s most successful and prolific screenwriters. Ron won an Oscar for Rain Man and has also written My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Joy Luck Club. His most recent work Mozart and the Whale was inspired by Jerry’s life.

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