Brand NEW from Dr. Temple Grandin:
Different ... Not Less
Dr. Temple Grandin’s inspiring and informative book will open minds on ways to improve the lives of those with autism, Asperger’s and ADHD.
It follows the lives of adults, many diagnosed later in life, and explains how they met their challenges and became successfully employed!
"This is an inspiring book. The stories of achievement will be encouraging for parents of a young child with an autism spectrum disorder, and they will be especially inspirational for adolescents and young adults who are feeling despondent that autism could deprive them of a successful career or relationship."
- Dr. Tony Attwood: One of the World’s Leading Authorities on Asperger’s Syndrome!
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The Way I See It:
Look at Autism and Asperger's
Dr. Temple Grandin
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 Differently.
Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work.
How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors.
Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World.
Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine.
Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism.
And MANY more!
PLUS—an exclusive interview between world-renowned psychologist Dr. Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin!
Animals Make Us Human:
Creating the Best Life for Animals
Dr. Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life--on their terms, not ours.
Knowing what causes animals physical pain is usually easy, but pinpointing emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals and then explains how to fulfill the specific needs of dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, zoo animals, and even wildlife. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.
Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who's ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.
Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships:
Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism
Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron
Often those with autism/Asperger's suffer socially and professionally because social cues and perceptions hinder their lives. This enlightening and thought-provoking book by two of the leading minds in the field, who themselves have been diagnosed with autism, educates both those on the spectrum and their caregivers. Certain to become a classic, Temple and Sean lead you through their mistakes socially and ways they found to improve their lives.
This book was a Silver Award Winner in the Foreword Book of the Year Awards in the family and relationships catagory. Publishers submitted over 1700 books in the competition. A jury of librarians, booksellers and reviewers selected winners based on editorial excellence, professional production, and originality.
Animals In Translation:
Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Dr. Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin's Animals in Translation speaks in the clear voice of a woman who emerged from the other side of autism, bringing with her an extraordinary message about how animals think and feel. Temple's professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field. Standing at the intersection of autism and animals, she offers unparalleled observations and groundbreaking ideas about both.
Autistic people can often think the way animals think -- in fact, Grandin and co-author Catherine Johnson see autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans -- putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate "animal talk." Temple is a faithful guide into their world, exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant.
The sweep of Animals in Translation is immense, merging an animal scientist's thirty years of study with her keen perceptions as a person with autism -- Temple sees what others cannot.
Dr. Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy
Foreword by Dr. Tony Attwood
This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource.
Emergence: Labeled Autistic
Dr. Temple Grandin
Now with a new introduction Temple's groundbreaking book chronicles the remarkable and inspiring true story of how she overcame the challenge of autism. She was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. An obviously intelligent child with a thirst for knowledge, bu unable to properly express herself or control her behavior, Temple struggled through grade school.
Eventually moved from a "normal" school to an educational program for children with autism, she began to suffer "nerve attacks." Now Temple tells the story of emerging from a fear-gripped child to become a successful professional and a world leader in not one, but two, entirely different fields. A chronical of perservance and courage, Emergence has given new
hope and insight into autism for hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.
But even more, perspective on the vast potential of the human spirit.
"A testament to the courage of a woman who has overcome a serious disability to lead a normal life. I hope all teachers and parents of autistic people will read and understand this book."
-William Christopher,actor, Father Mulcahy in TV's M*A*S*H and father of an autistic child.
Thinking in Pictures
Dr. Temple Grandin
Read Chapter One: English version
Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," which she modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her painful isolation growing up "different" and her discovery of visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives." Thinking In Pictures also gives information from the front lines of autism, including treatment, medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insights into genius, savants, sensory phenomena, and animal behavior. Ultimately, it is Temple's unique ability to describe the way her visual mind works and how she first made the connection between her impairment and animal temperament that is the basis of her extraordinary gift and phenomenal success.
"Temple Grandin, an icon in the world of animal welfare, is in fact an alien from a different kind of place," writes Roger Caras, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "She has come here from the almost unimaginable world of autism and sees both us and herself in a wonderfully new and lucid way. Thinking In Pictures is an amazing story about a remarkable woman."
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome DVD:
An Insightful Presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin
Bring Temple into your home or classroom! Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique DVD, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.
Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.