DIFFERENT NOT LESS: INSPIRING STORIES OF ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT FROM ADULTS WITH AUTISM, ASPERGER’S, AND ADHD (REVISED & UPDATED)
Author(S): Dr. Temple Grandin
Temple’s primary mission is to help people with ASD and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose contributors from a wide variety of skill sets to show how this can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives. From relationships, bullying, making eye contact, honing social skills, and eventual careers, these stories have something everyone can learn from.
Different … Not Less shows how, with work, each of the contributors:
• Found mentors
• Learned skills necessary for employment
• Became successfully employed
• Developed self-confidence
• Faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and sometimes raised families
If you’ve read the first edition, you’ve only gotten half the story. Temple Grandin and these amazing contributors proudly display their growth as they take us along on their journeys.
Foreword by Dr. Tony Attwood
“This is an inspiring book. The stories of achievement will be encouraging for parents of a young child with an autism spectrum disorder and will be especially inspirational for adolescents and young adults who are feeling despondent that autism could deprive them of a successful career or relationship. This book has antidepressant qualities to rival those of medication.” ―Dr. Tony Attwood