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How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome : The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and Keeping Them There!) - Gail Hawkins

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and Keeping Them There!)

Paperback Published: 15th March 2004
ISBN: 9781843101512
Number Of Pages: 320

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For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate position. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling resume or CV, this book also offers sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer. Hawkins' well-tested approach aims to provide all the information needed for a fast, realistic, and successful path to fulfilling employment.

Industry Reviews

Having counselled a few clients who had been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome I was hoping that this book would help me in any future interactions with jobseekers and I am confident that it will. The book is incredibly methodical and detailed in its content, with each section full of explanations, strategies, examples and checklists, The strategies are proven by Gail's fifteen years as a professional in this field and her examples are from real case studies, which bring the chapters to life. The carefully laid out chapters cover the importance of work-readiness in the candidate and fears of a potential employer, right through career choice, job seeking strategies, discloser, starting work to the all important final chapter on keeping the job. -- Phoenix Newsletter
How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome is a comprehensive and practical book packed with information about, and suggestions for, strategies to enable people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to be successful in the world of work. The book takes a very welcome positive and upbeat approach and you can feel it willing people with AS to succeed. I certainly recommend How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome to those in the helping professions who are likely to work with individuals of varying ability with AS, as well as employers who have staff with AS and those with AS who are seeking employment and their families. For professionals, I feel that the book is worth its money for Chapter 4 alone. This gives a clear descriptions of some of the characteristics of AS and a sensitive discussion of the issues that need to be thought about when considering employment. -- Newscheck

List of Figuresp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Introductionp. 11
The players
There is hope: What you should know about finding work that works for people with Asperger Syndromep. 17
The gift of Asperger Syndromep. 17
The magicp. 18
Why it's important to find work that worksp. 19
The rewardsp. 21
A proven processp. 21
Finding work for someone else is easier than finding it for yourselfp. 23
How this book will help youp. 23
The employerp. 26
Understanding the employerp. 28
Competitive employmentp. 31
Who hires someone with Asperger Syndrome?p. 38
The job coachp. 42
The importance of a job coachp. 43
Role of the job coachp. 46
When and how to phase out supportp. 49
What to look for in a job coachp. 52
A guide to job coachingp. 54
The candidate: The employee with Asperger Syndromep. 59
Asperger Syndrome 101p. 60
The candidate's role in finding work that worksp. 68
The Work Readiness Checklistp. 75
Familyp. 80
Family rolesp. 82
Family challengesp. 87
Working with professionalsp. 96
There is light at the end of the tunnelp. 97
Professionals (Educational, medical and employment professionals)p. 98
What professionals need to knowp. 99
Who are the professionals?p. 102
Finding local resourcesp. 111
The foundation
The Four Pillar Teaching Technique: A foolproof method for teaching people with Asperger Syndromep. 117
Pillar 1: Effective communicationp. 118
Pillar 2: Clear expectationsp. 125
Pillar 3: Clear consequencesp. 128
Consistencyp. 130
Applying the Four Pillar Teaching Techniquep. 132
The Employment Toolbox: The top ten tools for building successful strategiesp. 135
Scriptingp. 136
Role playp. 137
Video playp. 139
Rule toolp. 140
Formulasp. 141
Anchoringp. 143
Scalesp. 147
Third-party praisep. 149
Mirroringp. 151
Verbal reflectionp. 153
The Big Picture: Assessing employment skillsp. 157
The Big Picture Assessmentp. 159
Personal presentationp. 161
Social skills and behaviorp. 163
Communication skillsp. 170
Mindful skillsp. 175
Personal characteristicsp. 181
Education/skillp. 183
Environmentp. 184
The Strategy Guide: Building a foundation of skillp. 187
Prioritizing challengesp. 188
Personal presentationp. 190
Social skills and behaviorp. 192
Communication skillsp. 202
Mindful skillsp. 211
Personal characteristicsp. 219
The dream
The Career Direction Formulap. 225
Three-step formula to career directionp. 227
Step 1: Examining special interests, fixations, and fascinationsp. 228
Step 2: Putting fascinations to workp. 230
Step 3: The job viability chartp. 235
Getting the final approvalp. 239
Occupations suitable for people with Asperger Syndromep. 239
Interviews, cover letters, and resumesp. 243
Interview preparationp. 244
Disclosurep. 257
Preparing a resume and cover letterp. 261
Frequently asked questions about resumesp. 266
The job searchp. 269
The labor market and employment trendsp. 270
The information packagep. 274
Choosing your goalp. 275
The job search--Step 1p. 277
The job search--Step 2p. 280
Networkingp. 285
When your networking runs dryp. 288
The job offerp. 290
Keeping the jobp. 292
Making a successful transition into the jobp. 293
The roles of the playersp. 296
Recommended Readingp. 302
Resourcesp. 304
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9781843101512
ISBN-10: 1843101513
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1