Asperger's and Self-Esteem (Paperback)

Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models

By Norm Ledgin, Temple Grandin, Speaker (Foreword by)

Future Horizons, 9781935274629, 204pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/1/2005)

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The author of Diagnosing Jefferson introduces twelve more high-achieving role models-including Einstein, Mozart, and Darwin-who have made significant contributions to our world. All exhibited traits common to people with Asperger's Syndrome. Today's young people and adults with AS can also make a difference if they are given support, opportunities, and the freedom to explore their abilities. Many accomplished people have been loners, self-taught, obsessed by an idea, and known for their lack of social skills. How many of them would be diagnosed with Asperger's today? Norm Ledgin makes convincing arguments for an Asperger's role in each of their extraordinary lives.

About the Author

Norm and his wife Marsha were professional partners as safety educators, and then business partners in weekly newspaper publishing for fifteen years. With this book, they have renewed their professional partnership, after a hiatus during which they dedicated themselves to full-time parenting. They have two daughters, Stephanie and Allison, and three sons, David, Alfred, and Nicholas.