Autism All-Stars: How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

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Josie Santomauro
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Dec 15, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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Looking at the positive influences, great talents and unique thought processes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book is a celebration of those who have used their autism to shine in life. Writers from all over the world at different stages in their careers, and from very different backgrounds, share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. Each explains how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. Education, the world of work, and relationships are the focus of the first part of the book, which then goes on to look at exceptional creativity, and the use of special interests. The autobiographical stories in this book are full of wisdom and humour, and will be an inspiration for anyone with high-functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome, their family and friends, and the professionals who work alongside them.
 

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This collection of writings by people on the autism spectrum offers an honest portrayal of how these individuals struggle in various aspects of their day-to-day lives. Edited by Santomauro (Asperger ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
10
Part 1 Education
12
Part 2 Careers
34
Part 3 Relationships
76
Part 4 Creativity
108
Part 5 Special Interests
154
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Josie Santomauro is a full-time writer living in Brisbane, Australia. Her son, Damian, was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five. Josie has written many books on autism, as well as numerous fiction books for children and young adults under the name Josie Montano. She regularly gives seminars and talks on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and in 2009 was awarded the Parent/Carer Award in recognition of outstanding achievement by Autism Queensland, Australia.

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