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Mozart and the Whale

Mozart and the Whale

An Asperger's Love Story

  • Author: Jerry Newport,Mary Newport
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743288920
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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An unforgettable love story and the incredible chronicle of a musical genius and a mathematical prodigy who share a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome. When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant. A musical genius and a mathematical wonder, the two shared astronomic IQs, but they also shared something else—they both were diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that affects millions of Americans and makes social contact painfully unbearable. When Jerry and Mary married, they were catapulted into the limelight. They appeared on 60 Minutes and soon were known as "superstars in the world of autism," shining examples of two people who refused to give up in the face of their mutual challenge. But just when it appeared that their lives would enjoy a fairy-tale ending, their marriage fell apart. The Hollywood feeding frenzy was too much to handle, and they divorced. After heartbreaking years of soul searching, Jerry and Mary remarried. Today, with their union stronger than ever, they have dedicated themselves to helping countless other people with Asperger's and autism lead lives of dignity.

Getting a Life with Asperger's

Getting a Life with Asperger's

Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood

  • Author: Jesse A. Saperstein
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698135865
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 240
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Hard-won insights on transitioning into adulthood Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger’s. Diagnosed at the age of 14, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he’s learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger’s Rules are: Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room) You Can’t Bail Out the Titanic with a Wine Glass (or change the world of online dating) Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger's Syndrome Navigating the challenges of college and the unrelenting storm of transition. The Road to Catastrophe is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they’re wrong) WIN (Work Is Necessary) You are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy toward Yourself Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.

The Josh Hartnett Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Josh Hartnett

The Josh Hartnett Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Josh Hartnett

  • Author: Emily Smith
  • Publisher: Tebbo
  • ISBN: 9781743386620
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 134
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Joshua Daniel 'Josh' Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor and aspiring producer. He first came to audiences' attention in 1997 as 'Michael Fitzgerald' in the television series Cracker.He made his feature film debut in 1998, co-starring with Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later for Miramax. That same year, he received an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Male Performance. Hartnett gained fame for his role as Cpt Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor, and has starred since then for a variety of well-known directors such as Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, Robert Rodriguez, Tran Anh Hung, Roland Joffé and Michael Bay. This book is your ultimate resource for Josh Hartnett. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Josh Hartnett, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Faculty, The Virgin Suicides (film), Here on Earth (film), Blow Dry, Town & Country (film), Pearl Harbor (film), O (film), Black Hawk Down (film), 40 Days and 40 Nights, Hollywood Homicide, Wicker Park (film), Stories of Lost Souls, Sin City (film), Mozart and the Whale, Lucky Number Slevin, The Black Dahlia (film), Stories USA, Resurrecting the Champ, 30 Days of Night (film), T Takes, August (2008 film), I Come with the Rain, Bunraku (film), Girl Walks Into a Bar, Stuck Between Stations, Singularity (film), Cracker (U.S. TV series).

Be Different

Be Different

Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

  • Author: John Elder Robison
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 030788483X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Autism Spectrum Disorder 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, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In each story, he offers practical advice 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. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison 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 Every person has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

  • Author: John M. Ortiz
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781846427787
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 176
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A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical circuit in her family home; and eight-year-old Clark became conversant in French after only an evening's study. What connects these individuals? They all have AS. John M. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS he has met through his clinical experience, including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. This uplifting book should be read and enjoyed by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Lost in Mongolia

Lost in Mongolia

Travels in Hollywood and Other Foreign Lands

  • Author: Tad Friend
  • Publisher: AtRandom
  • ISBN: 0679647058
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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Find yourself in the midst of a heated battle over a sitcom laugh track. Learn to get away with spectacular crimes. Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside we are taken on a cultural tour of global proportions. Friend reports from the entertainment mecca of Hollywood on topics that range from the life and death of River Phoenix to the widespread plagiarism of movie ideas, to why celebrity profiles are always dreadful. He critiques the larger American culture with articles such as White Trash Nation, In Praise of Middlebrow, and a brief rumination on what it means when your girlfriend steals and wears your favorite shirt. Readers will also journey to foreign lands and American outposts, as Friend goes on the trail of the Marcos dynasty in the Philippines, is harassed in Morocco, and digs up buried treasure in Sun Valley. Lost in Mongolia is a one-of-a-kind collection from a refreshingly candid and well-traveled journalist.

Idol Worship

Idol Worship

A Shameless Celebration of Male Beauty in the Movies

  • Author: Michael Ferguson,Michael S. Ferguson
  • Publisher: STARbooks Press
  • ISBN: 1891855484
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 348
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Illustrated with over 120 beautiful photos, this is the year's best guide to the leading men whose looks have made them the objects of intense fantasy and desire. Included is a text that will flesh out the pin-ups, featuring career highlights, brief bios and queer takes on more than 90 pretty boy actors from the silent era to today, plus a definitive list of more than 750 actors along with a representative film title of where to catch them at their hottest.

Autism Life Skills

Autism Life Skills

From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More - 10 Essential AbilitiesEv ery Child Needs and Deserves to Learn

  • Author: Chantal Sicile-Kira
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440629978
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
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Award-winning autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira presents a positive and empowering ?bill of rights? for every person with autism. From an award-winning author and advocate, Autism Life Skills presents a positive and empowering "bill of rights" for every person with autism, regardless of impairment level. With advice and reflections from autistic adults across the spectrum, as well as Sicile-Kira's own experience as an advocate and parent of an autistic teen, the book covers these ten essential life skills: Making Sense of the World * Communication * Safety * Self-Esteem * Pursuing Interests * Self-Regulation * Independence * Social Relationships * Self- Advocacy *Earning a Living Whether your child or student has Asperger's or is on the more severely impaired end of the autism spectrum, this action-oriented guide will provide hope and help -- so that every child has a chance to reach his or her full potential.

Autism and Representation

Autism and Representation

  • Author: Mark Osteen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135911487
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 322
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Autism, a neuro-developmental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it. This volume, the first scholarly book on autism in the humanities, brings scholars from several disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films, and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. Using an empathetic scholarship that unites professional rigor with experiential knowledge derived from the contributors’ lives with or as autistic people, the essays address such questions as: In what novel forms does autistic creativity appear, and what unusual strengths does it possess? How do autistic representations--whether by or about autistic people--revise conventional ideas of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This timely and important collection breaks new ground in literary and film criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and Disability Studies.

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

Teaching Adolescents With Autism

Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

  • Author: Walter Kaweski
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452268991
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 248
  • View: 732
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Reaching teens with autism requires knowledge and heart Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an inclusion coordinator and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to adolescence. This book offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers: Understand autism Solve adolescent behavior challenges Help students adjust to social situations Implement academic and behavioral interventions This unique resource takes the mystery out of autism and inspires teachers to appreciate the individuality of each student.