I know I just posted a review the other day, but I couldn’t wait to get this in your hands once I finished reading Dr. Temple Grandin’s new book that isn’t even on shelves yet!
I don’t know if I can explain how it felt to sit at my computer and see Temple Grandin’s book on my screen BEFORE it went to print! I still get goosebumps thinking about it! I must start my review by thanking Future Horizons for such an amazing opportunity! Thank you to my readers, too, for giving me an audience! I wouldn’t have reviews and posts to write if it weren’t for you. Please read all the way to the end, Future Horizons has a really special treat for you!
Different, Not Less is Temple Grandin’s newest book–not even on store shelves yet! Dr. Grandin collected stories from adults on the spectrum. They share stories from growing up–from young childhood to college. These folks tell what their challenges and triumphs were. They boldly and bravely let us peek into their personal lives.
- We can see “inside” autism. Yes, autism is a spectrum. No, our children are not exactly like the folks who share their stories. BUT, we can see glimpses. I can imagine my son studying books on nonverbal communication as a young adult so he can understand his peers. I can also see him quite happy working in his beloved local museum, sharing all of his knowledge with visitors.
- We can see others’ success. Days with autism are hard, for not only us, but also our children. By reading these stories, we can see how others coped. We can benefit from their experiences. We can even share their stories with our children, giving them something to work for–if someone else can do it, so can I!
- We can learn ways to help our children overcome their challenges. There is a very common theme throughout the entire book that it is very important to find a job that fits with your strengths and interests. Temple includes an entire epilogue that addresses how to help people with autism find jobs that fit them well.
Additionally, I imagine adults who are on the spectrum will find a sense of camaraderie in this book. It may even allow some adults who have wondered “what’s wrong with them” find some help!
Now, here’s the great part. Future Horizons is offering a pre-release special on Dr. Grandin’s book! When you use my affiliate code HATS, you get a special pre-release price of $16.96! Plus, if you’re in the continental US, you also get free shipping! That code is also good for 15% off continuing education conferences.