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The goal of better mutual understanding through self-advocacy generally requires disclosure about the individual's placement on the autism spectrum, and involves a degree of risk. Offering practical ideas and advice backed by the real-life experiences of the authors, this book is useful for individuals with all conditions, parents, and others who work, live, and care about them. - Stephen Shore
This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through step-by-step self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to engage actively in a self-paced exploration of their employment history, and ultimately to identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths. The workbook contains practical exercises, with clear explanations and examples of how to use them. Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook will also be an essential guide for professionals, career advisors and vocational counselors as it provides in-depth guidance and research on fulfilling employment for adults and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism.
A career guide meant for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autistic spectrum, along with their families, teachers and counselors. Personal experience and career experience are woven together here to provide organized, practical advice for the high-functioning autistic looking to find a job, rules for maintaining yourself properly in the workplace, and — a major focus of the book — turning your talents and interests into marketable skills, into paid work. There is much more in this excellent and useful book.
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