Different ...Not Less by Temple Grandin
One of Temple’s primary missions is to help people with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities. Temple chose these contributors, from a wide variety of different skill sets, to show how it can be done. Each individual tells their own story, in their own words, about their lives, relationships, and eventual careers. The contributors also share how they dealt with issues they confronted while growing up, such as bullying, making eye contact, and honing social skills.
Different...Not Less shows how, with work, each of the contributors:
- Found invaluable mentors
- Learned skills necessary for employment when young
- Became successfully employed
- Developed self-confidence
- Faced the challenges of forming and maintaining relationships, and sometimes raising families