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

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This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. The result is an extremely useful and practical bookthat introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and ...
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Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

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Overview

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. The result is an extremely useful and practical bookthat introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more.
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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: 388,592
  • 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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