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Williams, Donna 1963-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 307 publications in 13 languages and 13,808 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Case studies  History  Anecdotes  Popular works  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Poetry  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: RC553.A88, 616.89820092
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Black eyed peas for the soul : tales to strengthen the African American spirit and encourage the heart by Donna Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 410 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 354 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
Exposure anxiety--the invisible cage : an exploration of self-protection responses in the autism spectrum and beyond by Donna Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 175 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( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jumbled Jigsaw exposes autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) not as single entities but as a combination of a whole range of often untreated, sometimes easily treatable, underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties, including dependency issues, identity problems and much more, Donna demonstrates how a number of such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition' and underpin the label 'autism spectrum disorder'
Si on me touche, je n'existe plus : le témoignage exceptionnel d'une jeune autiste by Donna Williams( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van een autistische vrouw
Somebody somewhere by Donna Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the acclaimed sequel to Nobody Nowhere--in which Donna Williams gives readers a guided tour of life with autism--Williams explores the four years since her diagnosis and her attempts to leave her world under glass and live normally
Nessuno in nessun luogo : la straordinaria autobiografia di una ragazza autistica by Donna Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business travel almanac by Donna Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 20 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 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody nowhere : the extraordinary autobiography of an autistic by Donna Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labeled deaf, retarded, disturbed, and insane, Donna Williams lived in a world of her own. Alternating between rigid hostility and extroversion, she waged what she termed her war against "the world." She lived in a dreamlike state, withdrawn, viewing her incomprehensible surroundings from the security of a "world under glass," parroting the voices of those around her in the hope that they would leave her alone. Few people understood her, least of all Donna herself. She knew only that something was wrong with her, and she yearned to be "normal." It was not until three years ago, when Donna was twenty-five, that she discovered the word - autism - that would at last give her the opportunity to understand herself and to build a bridge to join the real world
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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mio e loro autismo : itinerario tra le ombre e i colori dell'ultima frontiera by Donna Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buggy characters Francesca, Wilson Wilson, Bartholomew, and Sally give a fly's-eye view of New York City
Quelqu'un, quelque part by Donna Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 11 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
Like color to the blind : soul searching and soul finding by Donna Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autism and sensing : the unlost instinct by Donna Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody nowhere by Donna Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Donna Williams' struggle to come to terms with the pain and turmoil of autism
Like colour to the blind : soul searching & soul finding by Donna Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these three autobiographies, Donna Williams recounts the story of her struggle with autism: how it has shaped her world and the way in which she attempts to break through to the other side. 'I'm a culture looking for a place to happen' she writes in Somebody Somewhere, the sequel to Nobody Nowhere (which reached the bestseller list when published as a trade paperback). The search for this 'place' is central to Donna's survival in an unsympathetic, ignorant world which fails to comprehend her version of normality. Her life story is a landmark in the literature of mental health and gives a unique perspective on living with autism from the inside. In Nobody Nowhere, she describes the desolation of the first twenty-five years of her life, before discovering the word 'autism' - a label which brought with it some answers and the hope of a sense of belonging. Somebody Somewhere takes up the thread of her story at the point where Nobody Nowhere left off: her ongoing battle to overcome the compulsions and obsessions of autism, and her increasingly successful efforts to lead a normal life, despite her condition. Available for the first time in the UK, Like Colour to the Blind tells the story of Donna's relationship with Ian, a man with difficulties similar to her own. She describes how they learn to admit and live with their feelings for one another, as they search for a true sense of self. 'Nobody Nowhere tears aside the veil that conceals the mind of the autistic person. Donna Williams' account has the magnetic and unrivalled power of authenticity ... this book is absorbing, disturbing, enriching and it will cause many to substantially revise their views of what it is that constitutes psychological normality.' - Professor Anthony Clare 'Donna Williams isn't just teaching us what it is like to be autistic, she is teaching us what it is like to be human.' - The New York Book Times Review (of Somebody Somewhere)
Like color to the blind by Donna Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autistic woman recounts her struggle to make a life with the man she loves
 
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Black eyed peas for the soul : tales to strengthen the African American spirit and encourage the heart
Alternative Names
Donna Williams Australisch schrijfster

Donna Williams Australisch schrijver

Donna Williams australische Schriftstellerin und Künstlerin

Donna Williams scrittrice, cantautrice e sceneggiatrice australiana

Williams, Donna

דונה ויליאמס

וויליאמס, דונה

ויליאמס, דונה

윌리암스, 도나

윌리엄스, 도나

ウィリアムズ, ドナ

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Autism, an inside-out approach : an innovative look at the mechanics of 'autism' and its developmental 'cousins'Exposure anxiety--the invisible cage : an exploration of self-protection responses in the autism spectrum and beyondThe jumbled jigsaw : an insider's approach to the treatment of autistic spectrum 'fruit salads'Business travel almanacSomebody somewhere : breaking free from the world of autismNot just anything : a collection of thoughts on paperNobody nowhere : the extraordinary autobiography of an autisticThe jumbled jigsaw : an insider's approach to the treatment of 'cluster conditions' in the 'autism spectrum' and beyond