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

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

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Overview

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism by Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy M.S.

This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at 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 explores many 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. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs have been added that are well suited for those on the spectrum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937473013
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 777 KB

About the Author

Temple Grandin, PhDis an animal scientist who designs livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. A frequent lecturer on autism, she is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures and other publications.

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Chapter 1Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Effect in the Workplace1
Chapter 2Easing into the Workplace11
Chapter 3Rules for Success on the Job39
Chapter 4Finding a Vocation You Love53
Chapter 5Searching for an Ideal Job61
Chapter 6Do What You Do Best77
Chapter 7Best Jobs for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum85
References141
Appendix145

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