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Different ... not less : inspiring stories of achievement and successful employment from adults with autism, Asperger's, and ADHD

Author: Temple Grandin; Tony Attwood
Publisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons Inc., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fourteen individuals with autism, Asperger's syndrome, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder share the challenges they experienced growing up, their lives, relationships, and eventual careers.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Anecdotes
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Temple Grandin; Tony Attwood
ISBN: 9781935274605 1935274600
OCLC Number: 756586684
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Dr Tony Attwood --
Introduction / Dr Temple Grandin --
Charli Devnet : tour guide and lover of history --
Stephen Shore : special-education professor and autism advocate --
Anna Magdalena Christianson : psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner --
Karla Fisher : senior program manager for Intel and successful "techie" --
Moppy Hamilton : mother of two and retail employee --
Steve Selpal: freelance artist who found success through art --
Anita Lesko : nurse anesthetist and aviation writer --
Wendy Lawson : psychologist --
Neil McRae : veterinary surgeon in Scotland --
Kim Davies : successful physician --
Robert Cooper : owner of a computer server design and support firm --
Leonora Gregory-Collura : autism outreach consultant and dancer/choreographer --
Sean Jackson: successful real-estate executive --
Stewart Forge : partner and creative director of an advertising agency --
Temple's epilogue --
A note from Temple about the DSM.
Responsibility: [edited by] Temple Grandin ; [foreword by Tony Attwood].
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