Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed

Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed Author Tyler McNamer
ISBN-10 1938686543
ISBN-13 9781938686542
Year 2013-08-05
Pages 205
Language English
Publisher Avia
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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 Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17 Tyler not only details his challenges but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles Whether you re an educator a family member of someone with autism or simply looking for inspiration you ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man s mind As Tyler explains I ve been called a retard dumb and disabled I ve been bullied picked on and made fun of They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One Autism Adversity and the Will to Succeed In this memorable book Tyler details his experiences with bullying isolation and others low expectations of him But rather than allowing himself to be limited by his autism diagnosis this courageous and insightful young man rose above his challenges to encourage others to follow their dreams and become leaders in their own lives The result is this book an autobiographical recounting of Tyler s journey with diverse essays containing his thoughts about leadership courage and adversity Wise beyond his years Tyler concludes that despite our differences we can become a population of one uniting to serve others If you want to be uplifted or understand someone with autism better you must read Population of One This inspirational and engaging book will transform the way you view the world

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