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Asperger's On the Job : Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators and Advocates - Rudy Simone

Asperger's On the Job

Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators and Advocates

Paperback Published: 28th May 2010
ISBN: 9781935274094
Number Of Pages: 156

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Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger's find and keep gainful employment.

Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field.

Detailed lists of "what the employee" can do and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche.

There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work---together!

"If I had read this book when I was in my twenties, I could have avoided many problems with coworkers. I truly believe that this book will help individuals on the autism spectrum get, and keep, the fulfilling jobs that they deserve." Temple Grandin, Ph.D., world-famous autism expert and author of The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

"This is a most timely book!...This book is THE guide for how people on the spectrum can find jobs and succeed." Craig Evans, founder of AutismHangout.com

"I've found this book the best thing out there because it goes into the thinking process of the job seeker/employee, as well as confronts the stereotypes, prejudices, and mindsets of managers, vocational rehabilitation counselors and job coaches, and other career specialists. This is what sets it aside and gives it some legs." Roger N. Meyer, author of The Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

"Asperger's on the job is a good book for potential employees to read, but it's essential for employers. A wonderful achievement." Michael John Carley, Executive Director of GRASP

Industry Reviews

This is a most timely book! I'm pleased to see someone finally write about the incredible value of employees with Asperger's Syndrome (they're wonderful employees). Based on her typical, thorough research and documentation, author Rudy Simone shows us how people with Asperger's and their employers can find mutual success in the workplace. This book is THE guide for how people on the spectrum can find jobs and succeed. It's MUST reading for employers, teachers, and those with Asperger's looking for work." -Craig Evans, Founder of AutismHangout.com

"If I had read this book when I was in my twenties, I could have avoided many problems with coworkers. I truly believe that this book will help individuals on the autism spectrum get, and keep, the fulfilling jobs that they deserve." -Temple Grandin, Ph.D., world-famous autism expert and author of The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Why Should You Employ Someone With AS?: The Advantages of Asperger's Syndrome in the Workplacep. 1
The Importance of Beliefp. 5
The Big Consequences of Small Talkp. 11
Bluntness, Perfectionism, and That Famous Asperger Arrogancep. 19
Blunders, Boundaries, and Emotional Detachmentp. 25
Please Do Not Fill in the Blankp. 31
Quiet Pleasep. 37
Visual Overstimulation and Other Sensory Issuesp. 45
Trust Me, I Have Asperger'sp. 51
Polyester Prisons, Neck-Tie Nooses, and High-Heeled Hellp. 59
A Little R&R Goes a Long Way: Ritual and Routinep. 65
Don't Tell Them Where You Heard This, Butp. 71
The High Cost of Low Behaviorp. 79
The Power of Praisep. 87
Working with Natural Strengths and Interestsp. 93
Conformity, Psychometric Testing and the New Segregationp. 101
Asperger's and Education: Star-crossed Lovers?p. 109
To Tell or Not to Tell, That Is the Questionp. 115
"Bye Bye," Said the Black Sheep: Avoiding the Aspergian Pre-emptive Strikep. 121
Reach to Succeedp. 127
Additional Tools
Finding the Perfect Job for You-The Personal Job Mapp. 131
Interview Tips for Those with Asperger'sp. 137
Notesp. 139
Referencesp. 141
Resourcesp. 145
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ISBN: 9781935274094
ISBN-10: 1935274090
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 28th May 2010
Publisher: Future Horizons Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29

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