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The unwritten rules of social relationships

Author: Temple Grandin; Sean Barron
Publisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons, ©2005.
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The authors share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Temple Grandin; Sean Barron
ISBN: 9781932565393 1932565396 193256506X 9781932565065
OCLC Number: 62467466
Notes: Subtitle on jacket: Decoding social mysteries through the unique perspectives of autism.
Description: xvii, 383 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: ACT ONE: Two perspectives on social thinking. Scene 1. My world is what I do / Temple Grandin --
Scene 2. A different perspective on social awareness / Sean Barron --
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ACT TWO: Two minds: two paths. How the autistic way of thinking affects social understanding --
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INTERMISSION --
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ACT THREE: The ten unwritten rules of social relationships. Rule #1: Rules are not absolute. They are situation-based and people-based --
Rule #2. Not everything is equally important in the grand scheme of things --
Rule #3: Everyone in the world makes mistakes. It doesn't have to ruin your day --
Rule #4: Honesty is different than diplomacy --
Rule #5: Being polite is appropriate in any situation --
Rule #6: Not everyone who is nice to me is my friend --
Rule #7: People act differently in public than they do in private --
Rule #8: Know when you're turning people off --
Rule #9: "Fitting in" is often tied to looking and sounding like you fit in --
Rule #10: People are responsible for their own behaviors.
Responsibility: by Temple Grandin & Sean Barron ; edited by Veronica Zysk.

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Born with autism, both authors now famously live successful social lives, but their paths were very different. Temple's logical mind controlled her social behavior. Sean's emotions controlled his  Read more...

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"I wish I had this book when Sean was a child. It would have helped me understand Sean so much more."Judy Barron, co-author of "There's A Boy In H"e"re" and mother of author Sean Barron.

 
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