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  • Genre:PSYCHOLOGY
  • SubGenre:Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781935274285

Asperger's on the Job

Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates

by Rudy Simone

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Overview
Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence. Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche. There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!
Description
Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence. Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche. There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!
About the author
Rudy Simone was born in upstate NY in 1964 but spent most of her life living in other places, including parts of Asia, Europe, and California. She was a singer-songwriter for many years, as well as a freelance journalist, until the publication of her first book 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy has had essays published in other books on autism and spirituality (Voices of Autism and 29 Gifts) and for a time was the head staff writer and managing editor of TAPS Paramagazine. In Spring 2010, she released two more popular titles on Asperger's, Aspergirls and Asperger's on the Job. As well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of Asperger's Syndrome (particularly female AS, employment, relationships, and sensory issues), Rudy is also a novelist, screenwriter, and a "speakeasy jazz" singer.

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