Developing Talents – the latest book from world–renowned author and animal scientist Temple Grandin, co-autorized by Kate Duffy.
“This book will be very useful to individuals with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism, and especially valuable to parents and others who aspire to be “helpers.” Written with clarity and directness, Temple’s illustrations from her own youthful experiences are convincing and will inspire hope and impart practical guidance. The book covers all aspects of the search for suitable careers for individuals on the autism spectrum. This is the unique and very important book.”
- Lorna Jean King, OTR Founder,
The Children’s Center for Neuro-developmental Studies
“A book with hard-hitting, concrete help for adolescents and young adults preparing for the adult world of work. This book is equal value to individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents, educators, and career-guidance professionals. No Pollyanna about how easy things are, Temple Grandin humanizes this challenging part of young adults’ world by her own story and sage advice. Of special importance is the emphasis upon developing social and communications skills. Chock-full of practical how-to’s and step-by-step instructions for making it through the maze of choosing a career, this book is a must-read, must-do for young adults and their transition partner from all walks of life.”
- Roger N. Meyer, author,
Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook
“This is Temple Grandin’s most practical and generous work yet. She offers so very much of herself and her real life experiences. Kate Duffy’s compassion, empathy and positive attitude pervade the very fiber of this book. The guidelines and suggestions are clear, creative and useful in real-life application. The many specific examples of real people with AS in their careers are invaluable, especially the AS population. While the book was written for people with AS, it is an essentials work for anyone who cares for, teaches, employs or works with someone on the spectrum. It will go to the top of my recommended reading list!”
- Sue Moreno, founder and president, Maap Service Inc.
TEMPLE GRANDIN, Ph.D., is an animal scientist who design livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is an assistant professor of animal science at Colorado State University. A frequent lecturer on Autism, she is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures and other publications.
KATE DUFFY has owned her own writing business for 16 years in addition to working as a writing and business instructor.
Approximate size: 227cm (H) x 150cm (L) x 8cm (W)
Weight: 325 grams