This is a good read – Greg
by Tyler McNamer
Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism spectrum disorder. It’s sold over 87,000 copies across the world. learn more
by Michael John Carley
For Exceptional Parent Magazine’s annual education issue I shamelessly wrote about my new boss, NYU’s Lisa Coleman. I welcome any accusations of conflict, as she may be doing more for disabilities on college campuses than any university CDO on earth.
Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.
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