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Look Me In The Eye Pp

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This is a sample power point for my English 9 class in creating their own power points for auto/biography projects.

This is a sample power point for my English 9 class in creating their own power points for auto/biography projects.

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  • 1. LOOK ME IN THE EYE
    POWER POINT BY MRS. KURUCZ
  • 2. Look Me in the Eyeby John Elder Robison
  • 3. Who is John Elder Robison?
    JER has asperger’s
    Genius in his own way
    Asperger’s is on the autism spectrum.
  • 4. Family Background
    Dad & Mom in college when JER born in 1957 – 8 years older than brother Augusten
    Moved a lot until Dad started teaching philosophy in Amherst, MA
    Brother – Augusten Burroughs, born Christopher Richter Robison
  • 5. Training, Skills & Background
    • 10th grade drop out
    • 6. Electronic wiz
    • 7. Guitars for Kiss
    • 8. Toy Company
    • 9. Auto Specialist
  • Conflict&Solution
    “Look me in the eye.”
    • School – studied faces & tones
    • 10. Immersed in project
    • 11. Focus on strengths
    • 12. Talk about it
  • Influences
    Working for KISS to create special effect guitars and sound effects.
    • First “real” job for MB to create talking toys and sound effects
    • 13. Continuously promoted but not a team player
    • 14. Wants to be creative so quits to open an automotive business.
    TR Rosenberg was a car client and a therapist. He diagnosed JER with asperger’s at age 40.
  • 15. Where is JER now?
    John Eldred Robison still runs his automotive business in prestigious European cars, but he is also an author and called upon as a guest speaker. He also works with Elms College in developing their autism program. He has a great web site.
  • 16. What would John tell you?
    Look at the whole person. Be tolerant of our differences because it’s the differences that make us who we are.
  • 17. Picture Credits
    Asperge’rs syndrome: http://publicaffairs.uth.tmc.edu/hleader/archive/Learning_Disorders/2004/aspergerssyndrome-0318.html
     
    Family of 4: http://www.fema.gov/kids/rumble04.htm
     
    Augusten: http://www.augusten.com/site/bio
     
    Moving car: http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-cartoon-car-image2197595
     
    Dropout: http://www.makeumnpublic.org/conference/contact.htm
     
    Kiss band : http://www.fretbase.com/artists/252-kiss/images
     
    Eyes: http://discovermagazine.com/2007/mar/eye-color-explained
     
    Guitar on fire: http://www.zazzle.com/electric_guitar_fireball_graphics_fire_ball_card-137878969569899365
     
    Simon: http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=56020&page=4
     
    Land rover: http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=17312
     
    TR Rosenberg: http://strongbridgeassociates.com/about.html
     
    Smoking Guitar: http://mothergoldstein.blogspot.com/2007/11/look-me-in-eye.html