The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's (Paperback)
In this innovative book, Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do's and don'ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her "insider" perspective and a great deal of research. These are just some of the specific topics Temple delves into: How and Why People with Autism Think DifferentlyEconomical Early Intervention Programs that WorkHow Sensory Sensitivities Affect LearningBehaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad BehaviorsTeaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable WorldAlternative Medicine vs. Conventional MedicineEmployment Ideas for Adults with Autism
This revised and expanded edition contains revisions based on the most current autism research, as well as 14 additional articles including: The Role of Genetics and Environmental Factors in Causing AutismUnderstanding the Mind of a Nonverbal Person with AutismFinding Mentors and Appropriate CollegesAnd many more
About the Author
Dr. Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistim activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the "hug box," a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.
"This book is insightful, helpful, and hopeful—just like the woman who wrote it! It is a 'how-to' guide that I am confident will leave any reader feeling both informed and inspired.” --Emily Gerson Saines, Executive Producer of the Emmy award-winning HBO movie Temple Grandin
“Every school, large or small, with the responsibility of educating children with autism or Asperger’s needs the guidance this book offers. . . . every parent will find within these pages golden nuggets of advice, encouragement, and hope to fuel their day-to-day journey through their child’s autism. . . . The wisdom she offers through this book and its personal reflections on autism will, I’m sure, ring true for many more decades to come.” --Ruth Christ Sullivan, first elected president of the Autism Society of America