Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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In this updated and expanded edition, the authors take an in-depth look at a growing area of the U.S. economy: entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures.The book also explores many often unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer ...

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Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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Overview

In this updated and expanded edition, the authors take an in-depth look at a growing area of the U.S. economy: entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures.The book also explores many often unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Finally, employment figures and prospects have been updated and new jobs have been added that are particularly well suited for those on the spectrum, resulting in the most current look at the employment prospects for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934575284
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 153
  • Sales rank: 624,253
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin

TEMPLE GRANDIN earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois and went on to become a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of four previous books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. Grandin spearheaded reform of the quality of life and humaneness of death for the world’s farm animals.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Effect in the Workplace 1
Chapter 2 Easing into the Workplace 11
Chapter 3 Rules for Success on the Job 39
Chapter 4 Finding a Vocation You Love 53
Chapter 5 Searching for an Ideal Job 61
Chapter 6 Do What You Do Best 77
Chapter 7 Best Jobs for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 85
References 141
Appendix 145
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