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The Resource Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison

Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison

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Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
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Be different
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adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
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John Elder Robison
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eng
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In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, the author 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, he had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In this new book he shares a new batch of 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. He 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; The message this book puts forth is that 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, and its goal is to help readers and those they love find their path to success
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Title
Be different
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Summary
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
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contains biographical information
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381360
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BT
Dewey number
618.9285
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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adventures of a free-range Aspergian, with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, and their parents
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adventures of a free-range Aspergian, with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, and their parents
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John Elder Robison
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison
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Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison
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Includes index
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780307884817
Lccn
2010053205

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