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Williams, Donna 1963-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 352 publications in 10 languages and 13,674 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Case studies  History  Anecdotes  Popular works  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Poetry  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Performer, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Donna Williams
 
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Most widely held works by Donna Williams
Exposure anxiety--the invisible cage : an exploration of self-protection responses in the autism spectrum and beyond by Donna Williams( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposure anxiety is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. To many it is an invisible cage, leaving the person suffering from it aware, but buried alive in their own involuntary responses and isolation. Exposure Anxiety: The Invisible Cage describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents a range of approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. Based on personal experience, the book shows how people with autism can be shown how to emerge from the stranglehold of exposure anxiety and d
The jumbled jigsaw : an insider's approach to the treatment of autistic spectrum 'fruit salads' by Donna Williams( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book exposes autism spectrum disorders as a combination of a whole range of often underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties and more, Donna demonstrates how such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition'
Black eyed peas for the soul : tales to strengthen the African American spirit and encourage the heart by Donna Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories that "dispels the myth of a homogenous Black culture" from a variety of authors, including Zora Neale Hurston, Dawn Turner Trice, and Frederick Douglass.--Back cover
Autism, an inside-out approach : an innovative look at the mechanics of 'autism' and its developmental 'cousins' by Donna Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donna William's challenging new book, written by an autistic person for people with autism and related disorders, carers, and the professionals who work with them, is a practical handbook to understanding, living with and working with autism. Exploring autism from the inside, it shows clearly how the behaviours associated with autism can have a range of different causes, and in many cases reflect the autistic person's attempt to gain control over their internal world. The sensory and perceptual problems that challenge a person with autism are described in depth, together with strategies for tackling them so as to enable that person to take more control of their lives. Donna Williams comments on the various approaches to autism, drawing out those strategies that are of real use, and explaining why some approaches may prove counterproductive, leaving the autistic person feeling even more isolated and misunderstood." "Taking the view that understanding autism is the key to managing the condition, Donna William's book will bring illumination to all those who have felt baffled and frustrated by the outside appearance of autism. It contains a wealth of helpful suggestions, insights and new ideas, exploding old myths and promoting a view that all those involved with autism will find empowering and creative."--Jacket
A book about what autism can be like by Sue Adams( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friendship between two fictional boys helps explain what autism can be like
Business travel almanac by Donna Williams( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Need to book a hotel with high-speed access? Want to impress your client with the best restaurant in town? Wish you had known that the train was faster and cheaper than a cab? The Business Travel Almanac puts the answers to these questions and more at the fingertips of the busy business traveler. Whether you're in the office or already on the road, this is the all-in-one source that you'll reference time and again. With a combination of travel advice, reference material, directory information, and city guides, this book is a unique tool for the traveling professional. The first section is pack
Selective mutism in our own words : experiences in childhood and adulthood by Cheryl Forrester( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eye-opening and enlightening collection of stories from people living with Selective Mutism (SM), this book provides a much-needed platform for people with SM to share experiences of the condition in their own words. Exploring all aspects of SM, from symptoms and diagnostic criteria, to triggers and the consequences of being psychologically unable to speak, the stories in this book dispel the myths around this often misunderstood condition. Far from refusing to talk, or choosing not to, the contributors offer genuine insights into why they simply cannot speak in certain situations or in front of certain people. Children, teens and adults from the UK and US share experiences of feeling isolated, struggling at school, and finding ways to communicate. Letting people with SM know that they are not alone with the condition, the book will also help family, friends and professionals to understand what it is like to live with SM."--Publisher's information
Somebody somewhere by Donna Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un suite à ##Si on me touche, je n'existe plus##. L'auteure continue ici l'analyse de ses comportements, elle parle de ses séances de thérapie, du succès de son premier livre, de ses rechutes et progrès
Ich könnte verschwinden, wenn du mich berührst : Erinnerungen an eine autistische Kindheit by Donna Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 most popular scientists for young adults : biographical sketches and professional paths by Kendall F Haven( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing the career histories of successful 20th century scientists, this exciting resource offers students fascinating reads, a wonderful research tool, and tips to launching a science career. They'll learn about Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic; Annie Wauneka, who eradicated TB among the Navajo; and Chien-Shiung Wu, a physicist who worked on the Manhattan project. They will also find information about many Nobel Prize winners and such familiar personalities as Sally Ride, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Jacques Cousteau, Dian Fossey, and Margaret Mead. Physical, ear
Nadie en ningún lugar : la historia extraordinaria de una autista desde su infancia hasta su juventud by Donna Williams( )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de Donna Williams es realmente extraordinaria. Este libro es la primera parte de su vida. La segunda está escrita en Alguien en algún lugar (Ned ediciones, 2012). En Nadie en ningún lugar, la autora muestra de qué manera una persona que lo tiene todo en contra puede a partir de los pocos elementos que los azares de la vida y su entorno ponen a su disposición llegar a construir una buena vida. Nos enseña que lo que se llama hoy autismo es una realidad compleja, que incluye realidades muy diversas. La riqueza de la descripción que nos hace Donna de su mundo y de los medios de su lucha nos muestran a una persona única, más allá de lo que cualquier etiqueta nos puede transmitir. Por otra parte, también nos da a ver, con una visión crítica que no dejará indiferente a nadie, la distancia que hay entre nuestras formas de querer ayudar a una persona y el hecho de ayudarla realmente en términos que para ella sean aceptables. Y no se limita esto, sino que aporta ideas muy concretas e interesantes que pueden ayudarnos a ayudar a quienes no disponen de los elementos comunes para encontrar deseables las cosas que nosotros deseamos. Finalmente no hay que olvidar que la decisión de salir del mundo privado del autista y tender un puente al mundo más comúnmente compartido es totalmente individual, nunca puede ser impuesta. Como demuestra Donna, imponerlo puede causar más dolor que bienestar. Que nadie se extrañe si se emociona al leer, en algunos pasajes de este libro, un canto a la libertad que nos hace pensar en las formas de servilismo y de sometimiento que a menudo consideramos «normalidad». (Fuente: nedediciones.com)
Nobody Nowhere : the Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic by Donna Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody Nowhere is an account of the soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived in an unsympathetic environment despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. It describes how, against the odds, Donna came to live independently, achieve a place at university, and write this remarkable autobiography
Like color to the blind by Donna Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation "Beyond the world of Nobody Nowhere, Donna Williams found friendship and a sense of belonging in Somebody Somewhere. Now, in Like Colour to the Blind, Donna Williams enters the most exposing and fragile realm of human interaction: her relationship and eventual marriage with someone with whom she can 'simply be', a relationship she terms a 'specialship'. But loving involves exposure, and in a relationship that exposure is inescapable and everywhere. To truly love, Donna must expose the very things which protected her all her life - the masks she has hidden behind, the patchwork creations which stood in place of self. She must learn to find a want, to give and to take from others, to reach behind the polite social facades and trained gestures." "In Donna's relationship with Ian, a man with difficulties related to her own, we watch the two of them break through their rock-solid emotional barriers and let go control, daring to defy all the rules imposed by the autistic condition of 'exposure anxiety' and freefalling, together. Their struggle is told with Donna's characteristic gutsy humour, brutal insight and sense of fragility."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Nessuno in nessun luogo by Donna Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somebody somewhere : breaking free from the world of autism by Donna Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somebody Somewhere chronicles the four years since Donna's diagnosis and continues the journey she began in Nobody Nowhere. Certain that she can no longer survive by straddling two opposing worlds, Donna vows to abandon entirely the comforting isolation of her universe of one. The decision has brought both agonies and rewards. She describes her trial by fire as she abandons the two alternate identities she used to hide behind, Carol and Willie, and goes forth nakedly as Donna alone
Not just anything : a collection of thoughts on paper by Donna Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si on me touche, je n'existe plus : le témoignage exceptionnel d'une jeune autiste by Donna Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Je tombai derechef amoureuse de la vie. J'aimais le ciel. J'aimais les fenêtres et leurs vitres dans lesquelles je pouvais me dire bonjour!
New York on the fly : an absolutely buggy pop-up book by Tanya Roitman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buggy characters Francesca, Wilson Wilson, Bartholomew, and Sally give a fly's-eye view of New York City
Mijn wereld, de wereld by Donna Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van een autistische vrouw
The jumbled jigsaw : an insider's approach to the treatment of 'cluster conditions' in the 'autism spectrum' and beyond by Donna Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Exposure anxiety--the invisible cage : an exploration of self-protection responses in the autism spectrum and beyond
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The jumbled jigsaw : an insider's approach to the treatment of autistic spectrum 'fruit salads'Black eyed peas for the soul : tales to strengthen the African American spirit and encourage the heartAutism, an inside-out approach : an innovative look at the mechanics of 'autism' and its developmental 'cousins'A book about what autism can be likeBusiness travel almanacNobody Nowhere : the Extraordinary Autobiography of an AutisticLike color to the blindSomebody somewhere : breaking free from the world of autism
Alternative Names
Donna Williams Australisch schrijfster

Donna Williams Australisch schrijver

Donna Williams australische Schriftstellerin und Künstlerin

Donna Williams écrivaine australienne

Donna Williams penyanyi Australia

Donna Williams scrittrice, cantautrice e sceneggiatrice australiana

Williams, Donna

Донна Уильямс

דונה ויליאמס

ויליאמס, דונה, 1963-

וילימס, דונה, 1963-

دونا ویلیامز

윌리암스, 도나

윌리엄스, 도나

ウィリアムズ, ドナ

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