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Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability : Stories and Strategies - Yvona Fast

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Paperback Published: 26th January 2004
ISBN: 9781843107668
Number Of Pages: 336

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Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NLD) or Asperger Syndrome (AS) are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical and technical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. There is also information for employers, agencies and careers counsellors on AS and NLD as 'invisible' disabilities, including an analysis of the typical strengths of somebody with NLD or AS, and how to use these positively in the workplace. Practical information and lists of career resources are supported by numerous case studies to inspire and advise. An essential resource for people with NLD or AS seeking or in employment and their existing or potential employers.

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'Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability is the best book I have read on AS/NLD and career issues. I also highly recommend it for the parents and other family members of people with AS/NLD, educators, vocational rehabilitation personnel, mental health professionals, employers, and even the general public. It is essential that more people learn about AS and NLD, and on how both disorders affect employment. Hopefully in the future, the prognosis for those with Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder in the workplace will be more positive. This book is the first step on that journey.' -Asperger's Association of New England Newsletter

List of Tablesp. 8
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Disclaimerp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Career Voices
I Should Have Listenedp. 35
The Lawyerp. 39
The Long Roadp. 43
The Research Associatep. 48
The Professorp. 52
For the Love of Booksp. 60
Try, Try Againp. 66
The Corporate Backpackerp. 71
Teachingp. 78
The Prodigal Sonp. 82
The Eccentricp. 89
The Transcriptionistp. 94
Great Expectationsp. 99
Survival in the Workplacep. 108
The Salesmanp. 115
The Graduatep. 122
In Pursuit of Approvalp. 126
The Entrepreneurp. 130
Career Strategies
Career Planning for the AS/NLD Individualp. 137
Career Counseling for the NLD/AS Worldp. 156
Transitioning from School to Workp. 165
A Short Intro to Job Huntingp. 171
Presenting Yourself in Printp. 173
Showcase Your Work: Using a Professional Portfolio to Advance your Careerp. 175
Presenting Yourself in Personp. 180
How to Survive the Job Interviewp. 187
Questions to Ask at the Job Interviewp. 191
The Employer's Perspective on Hiring People with NLD/ASp. 193
Your First Hundred Daysp. 200
Work Issuesp. 207
Major Hurdles: Sociability and Communicationp. 218
More Hurdlesp. 232
A Few Listsp. 246
Disclosing: If, When, and How to Do Itp. 250
Some Commandments for an Employer who is Working with an NLD Employeep. 257
Strategies for Successful Employmentp. 259
Workplace Bullying and the NLD/AS Individualp. 262
You Have a Bad Attitudep. 281
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and the NLD/AS Individualp. 284
I Have a Dreamp. 295
Individual Employee Planp. 297
Career Choicesp. 300
Disability Resourcesp. 305
Career Resourcesp. 320
Bibliographyp. 328
Subject Indexp. 330
Author Indexp. 336
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ISBN: 9781843107668
ISBN-10: 184310766X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1