The Author of Diagnosing Jefferson introduces twelve more high-achieving role models who have made significant contributions to our world. Role models include: Einstein; Mozart; Darwin; Jefferson; Welles; Levent; Robeson; Curie; Mendel; Mozart; Bartok; Sagan; Gould; and Hartford. All exhibited traits common to people with Asperger's Syndrome. Today's young people and adults with AS can also make a difference if they are given support, opportunities, and the freedom to explore their abilities. Many accomplished people have been loners, self-taught, obsessed by an idea, and known for their lack of social skills. How many of them would be diagnosed with Asperger's today? Norm Ledgin makes convincing arguments for an Asperger's role in each of their extraordinary lives. Helpful chapters include: A Challenge for Parents, Teachers, and Health-Care Professionals The Lonely Perspective of the Asperger’s Child Dealing with Fixations that Drive Us Nuts A Ride in the Time Machine of Logic Finding and Offering Relevant Role Models Surprising and Strange Parallels A New Look at the Concept of Genius Our Discomforts, Their Rights Choosing to be Gentle on Their Minds Parents as Role Models
|Publisher:||Future Horizons, Inc.|
|Series:||Asperger's and Self-Esteem Series|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become an associate professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal "Thinking in Pictures." One of the most celebrated -- and effective -- animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.