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Robison, John Elder

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Works: 33 works in 166 publications in 10 languages and 9,239 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Life skills guides  Interviews  Personal narratives  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other
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Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives by John Elder Robison( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn't a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at forty, he approached fatherhood as series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Still, John got the basics right, and gave his son Cubby a life of adventure. What he couldn't figure out was what to do when school authorities said that Cubby was dumb and stubborn - the very same thing he had been told as a child
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children. This is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome. It is a fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind
Raising Cubby : [a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives] by John Elder Robison( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad's relationship with his equally offbeat son--complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble. The author, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of forty, approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. By turns tender, suspenseful, and hilarious, this is more than just the story of raising Cubby. It's the story of a father and son who grow up together"--Provided by publisher
Kan wo de yan jing by Luo bi sen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardami negli occhi by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autism adulthood : strategies and insights for a fulfilling life by Susan Senator( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the biggest fears of parents with children with autism is looming adulthood and all that it entails. In her new book Susan Senator takes the mystery out of adult life on the autism spectrum and conveys the positive message that even though autism adulthood is complicated and challenging, there are many ways to make it manageable and enjoyable. From her own son with autism, now twenty-five, she has learned?never say never." Autism Adulthood features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family's challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents' and self-advocates' experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator's trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, Autism Adulthood paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator's is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening by John Elder Robison( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- New York Times -- Look Me in the Eye, Switched On Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others' emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. -- -- -- --Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain "At the heart of Switched On--Graeme Simsion, author of The R
Look me in the eye : my life with asperger's by John Elder Robison( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits--an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose in the company, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world. Robison also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents--the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs. Ultimately, this is the story of Robison's journey from his world into ours, a strange, sly, indelible account--sometimes alien, yet always deeply human"--Publisher's web site
Kawarimono de iko : Aru asuperugasha no boken by John Elder Robison( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye , John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In Be Different , Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice--for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels "different"--on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations Why manners matter How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills How to deal with bullies How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers by John Elder Robison( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice'for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels "different"'on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations Why manners matter How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills How to deal with bullies When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success
Siate diversi : storie di una vita con l'Asperger by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be different - adventures of free-range aspergian by John Elder Robison( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mírame a los ojos : mi vida con síndrome de Asperger by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of making friends : helping socially challenged teens and young adults by Elizabeth A Laugeson( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens and young adults with autism. While a number of programs help young children with autism to develop social skills, until now there have been no such approaches for older kids and adults on the spectrum. This book is based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the only research-based approach in the world to helping adolescents and young adults with autism make and keep friends. This step-by-step guide helps parents, educators, and others to provide "social coaching" to teens and young adults on the spectrum. The book includes concrete rules and steps of social etiquette identified through research. Parents can use the book to assist in improving conversational skills, expanding social opportunities (including dating), identifying strategies for handling peer rejection, and developing and enhancing friendships. Lessons are taught using didactic teaching narratives, followed by key rules and steps. Laugeson and this groundbreaking approach have been profiled in People magazine. DVD videos included demonstrate the book's lessons clearly and show how to present the material to teens and young adults Offers a treasure trove of behavior exercises for practicing each skill, ranging from joining conversations to handling bullying The book features a bonus DVD with video demonstrations of the skills taught and a mobile application that helps teens and young adults use the strategies in real-world situations"--
Wychowujemy misiaka : ojca i syna przygody z aspergerem, pociągami, traktorami i materiałami wybuchowymi by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wszyscy byliśmy dziwakami by John Elder Robison( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patrz mi w oczy : moje życie z zespołem Aspergera by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Switched On by John Elder Robison( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we've been wrong all this time? What if that "missing" emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind? In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger's syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world's foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next. Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others' emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight. Praise for Switched On "An eye-opening book with a radical message ... The transformations [Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing?as foreign and overwhelming as if he woke up one morning with the visual range of a bee or the auditory prowess of a bat."? The New York Times "Astonishing, brave ... reads like a medical thriller and keeps you wondering what will happen next ... [Robison] takes readers for a ride through the thorny thickets of neuroscience and leaves us wanting more."? The Washington Post "Fascinating for its insights into Asperger's and research, this engrossing record will make readers reexamine their preconceptions about this syndrome and the future of brain manipulation."? Booklist "Like books by Andrew Solomon and Oliver Sacks, Switched On offers an opportunity to consider mental processes through a combination of powerful narrative and informative medical context."? BookPage "A mind-blowing book that will force you to ask deep questions about what is important in life. Would normalizing the brains of those who think differently reduce their motivation for great achievement?"?Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain "At the heart of Switched On are fundamental questions of who we are, of where our identity resides, of difference and disability and free will, which are brought into sharp focus by Robison's lived experience."?Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Effect
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1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seoping illeoseuteu( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's
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Look me in the eye : my life with asperger'sKawarimono de iko : Aru asuperugasha no bokenBe different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachersBe different - adventures of free-range aspergianBe different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachersLook me in the eye : my life with asperger'sBe different : [adventures of a free-range aspergian : with practical advice for aspergians, misfits, families & teachers]
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Elder Robison, John, 1957-

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John Elder Robison American writer

John Elder Robison écrivain des États-Unis

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