How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

by Gail Hawkins
     
 

For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. Including practical tips on topics such as finding

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For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer, Hawkins' well-tested approach aims to provide all the information needed for a fast, realistic, and successful path to fulfilling employment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843101512
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,092,755
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures9
Acknowledgments10
Introduction11
Pt. 1The players
1There is hope: What you should know about finding work that works for people with Asperger Syndrome17
2The employer26
3The job coach42
4The candidate: The employee with Asperger Syndrome59
5Family80
6Professionals (Educational, medical and employment professionals)98
Pt. 2The foundation
7The Four Pillar Teaching Technique: A foolproof method for teaching people with Asperger Syndrome117
8The Employment Toolbox: The top ten tools for building successful strategies135
9The Big Picture: Assessing employment skills157
10The Strategy Guide: Building a foundation of skill187
Pt. 3The dream
11The Career Direction Formula225
12Interviews, cover letters, and resumes243
13The job search269
14Keeping the job292
Recommended Reading302
Resources304
Index313

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