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How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

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For those who want to help somebody with Asperger Syndrome find and keep a satisfying job, and for anyone with Asperger Syndrome interested in learning how to secure meaningful work, this book is a vital tool. Gail Hawkins guides readers through a proven approach to finding work that works. All of the tools, techniques and strategies in this book have been designed for people with Asperger Syndrome and have repeatedly proven successful. The system explained in this book lets the reader know ahead of time what to look for, what to expect and how to deal with the obstacles and challenges that arise when finding employment for this population. It also includes sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer. The book also includes practical strategies on building a supportive team, choosing appropriate careers, finding and educating sympathetic employers, and creating an effective CV/resume. Hawkins' well-tested approach aims to provide all the information needed to begin the journey to successful, fulfilling employment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101512
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 836,000
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures 9
Acknowledgments 10
Introduction 11
Pt. 1 The players
1 There is hope: What you should know about finding work that works for people with Asperger Syndrome 17
2 The employer 26
3 The job coach 42
4 The candidate: The employee with Asperger Syndrome 59
5 Family 80
6 Professionals (Educational, medical and employment professionals) 98
Pt. 2 The foundation
7 The Four Pillar Teaching Technique: A foolproof method for teaching people with Asperger Syndrome 117
8 The Employment Toolbox: The top ten tools for building successful strategies 135
9 The Big Picture: Assessing employment skills 157
10 The Strategy Guide: Building a foundation of skill 187
Pt. 3 The dream
11 The Career Direction Formula 225
12 Interviews, cover letters, and resumes 243
13 The job search 269
14 Keeping the job 292
Recommended Reading 302
Resources 304
Index 313
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