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Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307884831
Subtitle:
Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Robison, John Elder
Subject:
Psychopathology - Autism
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Special Education - General
Subject:
Child Psychology-Autism
Subject:
Psychology-Autism
Subject:
Psychology-General Disorders
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Education » Learning Disabilities
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Autism
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
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