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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

Author: Rudy Simone; Temple Grandin
Publisher: Arlington, Texas : Future Horizons, [2010] ©2010
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A resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate the growing population of those with Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism), and to help people with AS find and keep gainful employment. Simone looks into all aspects of employment--because there is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to perfectionism, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy Simone; Temple Grandin
ISBN: 9781935274094 1935274090
OCLC Number: 471816454
Description: xix, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Temple Grandin --
Introduction --
Why should you employ someone with AS? : the advantages of Asperger's syndrome in the workplace? --
The importance of belief --
The big consequences of small talk --
Bluntness, perfectionism, and that famous Asperger arrogance --
Blunders, boundaries, and emotional detachment --
Please do not fill in the blank --
Quiet please --
Visual overstimulation and other sensory issues --
Trust me, I have Asperger's --
Polyester prisons, neck-tie nooses, and high-heeled hell --
A little R & R goes a long way : ritual and routine --
Don't tell them where you heard this, but ... --
The high cost of low behavior --
The power of praise --
Working with natural strengths and interests --
Conformity, psychometric testing and the new segregation --
Asperger's and education : star-crossed lovers? --
To tell or not to tell, that is the question --
"Bye bye," said the black sheep : avoiding the Aspergian pre-emptive strike --
REACH to succeed --
Finding the perfect job for you : the personal job map --
Interview tips for the those with Asperger's.
Responsibility: Rudy Simone ; [foreword by Temple Grandin].

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Over 1.5 million people are affected by autism or Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this population is entering the workforce unprepared, clashing with unprepared coworkers. This book helps employers,  Read more...

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<p>""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

 
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