The Gifts of Asperger

From John M. Ortiz, Ph.D

The Gifts of Asperger
The Gifts of Asperger illustrates how, when provided with nurturing, supportive environments, persons with AS and HFA can realize their full potentials, live happy, productive lives, and make significant contributions to their families and communities while helping to enrich our world and collective consciousness.The book features:

Forty inspirational stories of children and teens with Asperger or HFA that depict their gift-related talents and unique abilities.

Twenty-one adult narratives that describe various occupational accomplishments and career pursuits of successful adults with AS and HFA.

Additional sections include:

  • The Asperger Dimension
  • Notable Persons with Asperger Phenotypes
  • Vocational Fit in AS & HFA
  • Marketable Strengths of persons with AS & HFA
  • Popular Vocational Choices
  • Typical Characteristics of persons with AS & HFA
  • Work-Related Strengths of Persons throughout the Asperger Spectrum

The Gifts of Asperger

FOCUS: The Gifts of Asperger focuses on the strengths, assets, resourceful nature, talents, special qualities, abilities, aptitudes, potential, and promise of persons with AS and HFA. Through personal accounts and real-life stories shared by persons with AS or HFA, their families or caretakers, close friends or relatives, teachers, therapists or employers, the book illustrates the many ways in which persons with AS and HFA are, have always been, and always will be, invaluable citizens in our world of neurodiversity.

A.S.P.E.R. — Tone: The sound that resonates throughout this book is “A.S.P.E.R.-Tone”–AFFIRMATION, STRENGTH, POSITIVITY, EMPOWERMENT, and RESPECT. Filled with beaming encouragement, the uplifting and often touching narratives found in every page of this collection strive to raise awareness, give hope, and build confidence with regard to the gifts, rather than the challenges and deficits, of persons with AS and HFA.

GOAL: The goal of The Gifts of Asperger is to illustrate how, when provided with nurturing, supportive environments, persons with AS and HFA can optimize their potentials, live happy and productive lives, and make significant contributions to their families and communities while enriching our world and collective consciousness.

The Gifts of Asperger

This book is designed with the goal of illustrating how, when provided with nurturing, supportive environments, persons with AS and HFA can realize their full potentials, live happy, productive lives, and make significant contributions to their families and communities while helping to enrich our world and collective consciousness.

Filled with positive, inspirational, and affirming stories the book features:

Forty inspirational stories of children and teens with Asperger which depict their gift-related talents including:

  • Sensory-related acuities
  • Reading ability
  • Sense of ethics and justice
  • Physical tolerance
  • Exceptional verbosity
  • Dedication to community
  • Outstanding ability for word-play
  • Computer-related prowess
  • Superb Memory
  • Creative artist
  • Focused concentration
  • Love of animals
  • Quick mind for calculations
  • Loyalty to friends
  • Academic aptitude in special areas
  • Spelling “B” champion

Twenty-one adult narratives involving occupational accomplishments feature accounts by:

  • Graphic Artist
  • Environmentalist
  • Physics Researcher
  • Landscape Architect
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Surveyor
  • Comic store Manager
  • Archeologist
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Agricultural Worker
  • Forensic Science Analyst
  • Meter Reader
  • Stamp & Coin Collector
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Engineer
  • Librarian
  • Proofreader
  • FX Artist
  • Game Developer
  • Military Engineer
  • Statistician

Additional sections include:

  • The Asperger Dimension
  • “Vocational Fit”
  • “Vocational Choices”
  • “Work-Related Strengths of Persons
    throughout the Asperger Spectrum
  • Notable Persons with Asperger Phenotypes
  • “Marketable Strengths”
  • “Typical Characteristics”

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