Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability
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©2004. By Yvona Fast, et al. Persons with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or nonverbal learning disorder (NLD) often struggle with social interactions and job performance in the workplace, which can lead to underemployment or unemployment. This comprehensive handbook addresses a variety of key employment issues that will help individuals with AS or NLD find and maintain successful careers. Part one of the book presents insightful personal stories of adults who have experienced a variety of work-related challenges. Part two contains detailed career strategies to help adults with AS or NLD plan for a career, find a job, and maintain employment. Key topics include: career planning; career counseling; transitioning from school to work; job-hunting strategies; interviewing skills; the employer's perspective; the first months on the job; communication in the workplace; cognitive processing difficulties; self-disclosure; and vocational rehabilitation programs. The book also includes an extensive resources section.
Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies (Softcover; 336 pages.)
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