Asperger Syndrome and Employment

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Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues.

Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at: the transition from education to employment, the ...

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Overview

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues.

Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at: the transition from education to employment, the importance of matching skills to career choices, practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace, advice for employers, including the need to make 'reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination, and ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, employment services and career advisers, and companies needing to know how, in practical terms, to accommodate employees with AS.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Series   Genevieve Edmonds     9
Introduction   Luke Beardon     11
Employment for People with Asperger Syndrome: What's Needed?   Giles Harvey     19
The Job Needs to Work for the Worker   PJ Hughes     31
Experiences of Employment and Stress Before My Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome   Alexandra Brown     42
'How Do You Communicate that You Have a Communication Problem...When You Have a Communication Problem?' Asperger Syndrome and Employment   Neil Shepherd     54
Case Study by an Employee with Asperger Syndrome and His Line Manager   Dean Worton   Paul Binks     67
The World of Work (Is Not on Another Planet) and my Journey to Get There   Dr John Biddulph     80
Finding, Applying For and Starting a Job   Mark Haggarty     98
What I have Learned from 25 Years of Employment   Steve Jarvis     109
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: My Experiences and Observations   Anne Henderson     114
What Aspies Need to Know When Working in the Neurotypical Environment   Cornish     118
A Melmacian in the Workplace: Asperger Syndrome for Employers   Chris Mitchell     128
Surviving the Workplace: Asperger Syndrome atWork   Stuart Vallantine     135
The Importance of Motivation and Clear Communication at Work   Vicky Bliss     152
Continuing to Search for the Right Job for Me   Philip Bricher     162
I'm Just So Willing to Work   Emma Beard     165
List of Contributors     168
Index     171

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