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Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachersby John Elder Robison
Synopses & Reviews
The author of Look Me in the Eye presents an anecdotal guide to individuals with Asperger's and their families that offers insight into the Aspergian mind while outlining recommendations for improving communication skills and embracing differences.
About the Author
JOHN ELDER ROBISONis an author and frequent lecturer about his life with Asperger’s. He blogs forPsychology Todayand is an adjunct faculty memberat Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. John serves on committees and review boards for the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. He is currently involved in autism research and therapy programs atHarvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. John also sits on the science and treatment boards of Autism Speaks. His previous book,Look Me in the Eye, was aNew York Timesbestseller and has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit him at www.johnrobison.com.
Table of Contents
Asperger's and me — The three categories: Aspergian, Proto-Aspergian, and Nypical — Finding your path to fitting in — Rituals, Manners, and Quirks. — For the love of routine — What's in a name? — Mind your manners — A reason to care — What are you afraid of? — Emotions. — (Not) reading people — What is love? — Emotional triggers — Making and keeping friends — Feeling bad news — Keeping cool in a crisis — Getting Along With Others. — The center of the universe — The art of conversation — Lobster claws: dealing with bullies — Animal wariness — Getting chosen (and becoming choosable) — Tuned In: Sensitivity to the Nonhuman World. — Underwear with teeth — Seeing music — Managing sensory overload — A walk in the woods — A day at the races — Finding Your Gifts. — Learning calculus — I'm with the band — Plastic brains — Attention to detail — Secrets of my success — Appendix for Parents, Teachers, and Others of Their Ilk — Asperger's: the definition — Index to Aspergian behaviors.
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