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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
 

Asperger's On the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators and Advocates (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Simone, Rudy
Foreword by Grandin, Temple

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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, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and also helps people... read full description below.

ISBN 9781935274094
Barcode 9781935274094
Published 1 October 2010
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781935274094
ISBN-10 1935274090
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Future Horizons Incorporated
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 15 May 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Simone, Rudy
Foreword by Grandin, Temple
Category Award Winning
Occupational & Industrial Psychology
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 156
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 286g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Asperger's syndrome - Patients, Developmentally disabled - Employment, Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Employment, Asperger's syndrome - Patients - Vocational guidance, Developmentally disabled - Vocational guidance
NBS Text Psychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 331.595
Catalogue Code 236734

Description of this Book

This title addresses a very significant challenge in the American workforce. 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. Over 85 per cent of people with AS are without full-time employment, and the United States is spending almost $90 billion annually for autism treatment and research. Author Rudy Simone surveyed people with AS and their employers to provide solutions for employees with AS, and their parents, educators, and coworkers. Although people with Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism) are often highly intelligent, it is thought that over 85 per cent are without full-time employment. That is an outrageously high percentage. This book is a resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, 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 challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work - together.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for IndieFab awards (Career) 2010
NZ Review <p> &quot; Asperger&rsquo;s on the Job is a good book for potential employees to read, but it's essential for employers. A wonderful achievement.&quot; Michael John Carley, Executive Director of GRASP

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Author's Bio

Rudy Simone was born in upstate New York in 1964, but spent most of her life living in other places, including parts of Asia, Europe, and California. A person on the autism spectrum, Rudy knows her topic well--her previous jobs include waitressing, editing, owning her own cafe, landscape gardening, office managing, singing, and writing. Rudy has had essays published in other books on autism and spirituality ( Voices of Autism and 29 Gifts ) and for a time was the head staff writer and managing editor of TAPS Paramagazine. In 2009, her first book 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome was published, and then in 2010, she released two more popular titles on Asperger's, Aspergirls and Asperger's on the Job. In addition to being a lecturer and researcher in the field of Asperger's Syndrome (focusing on how AS affects females, employment, relationships, and sensory issues), Rudy is also currently a novelist, screenwriter, and a speakeasy jazz singer.

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