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Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome [Paperback]

Roger N. Meyer , Tony Attwood
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Book Description

December 15, 2000
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers January 2001, this workbook is designed as a self-paced guide for mature adults with Asperger Syndrome. Through a complete review of three periods in the reader's work life, this guide assists the reader to compose his/her autobiographical work history based upon understanding the impact of Asperger Syndrome on their employment experiences.

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'This book is an excellent guide for human resource personnel who can tap unto pool of dedicated workers. Overall this is a good book for persons diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to better understand themselves. It is also an educational guide for vocational counselors and human resource personnel as it provides in-dept guidance about these potential dedicated employees.'- OAARSN Book Reviews'This practice manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. The workbook contains practical exercises with clear explanations and examples of how to use them... A personal wish list.'- Contact'The text is written in an accessible, non-academic style and provides useful background information on Asperger syndrome and the problems individuals may encounter. It contains a useful bibliography and Internet resource section. Although it is concerned with people with Asperger syndrome, there is much that is relevant to others with cognitive impairments.This text would be a useful purchase for those working in supported employment and for university libraries.'- British Journal of Occupational TherapyThis practical manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through step-by-step self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to engage actively in a self-paced exploration of their employment history, and ultimately to identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths. The workbook contains practical exercises, with clear explanations and examples of how to use them. It leads the reader to identify and explore:* three jobs they have held in different life periods* their interests, skills and talents, and their application to work* their style of learning and style of work* the social skills required by specific jobs, as identified by other people than the autobiographer* the AS characteristics which further and impede work performance* successful and unsuccessful survival strategies* issues around diagnosis and disclosure which affect life at work and outside it* creative problem solving for the present and the future - a personal wish list.Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook will also be an essential guide for professionals, career advisors and vocational counsellors as it provides in-depth guidance and research on fulfilling employment for adults and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism.

From the Author

Although this book is designed for self use, it can serve as an asset to transition counselors, employment and careeer counseling professionals, vocational rehabilitation specialists and professiionals encountering Asperger Syndrome adults with work-related issues. Human resource and employee assistance program (EAP) counselors may find it a valuable guide to this little know pervasive developmental disorder. Finally, it may prove of use to parents and other care givers to youth and young adults in transition between the world of school and work.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (December 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853027960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853027963
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book for AS adults who are mid-career. January 5, 2004
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This book is excellent and very useful for adults with AS or professionals who work with them. I did not find it very helpful, however, for young adults who are just beginning to enter work. This book would be much more useful for adults who are already employed or have been employed for extended periods. For those people, I believe this book is excellent, helpful, easy to work through, and well-written. But if you are looking for something to help an adolescent or young adult with AS, this may contain a few tips, but it probably won't be very helpful.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good book for those with Asperger's December 1, 2001
By DocRWM
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If you are someone who is, or know someone who is, suffering from Asperger's and you want to develop (better) job skills this is the book for you. The author has Asperger's, as is obvious from the structure, detail, and methodical nature of the book. Lots of forms - LOTS of forms. The book is designed to help the Asperger's person, their family, or a professional prepare for finding the Asperger's person the right job, get them through the interpersonal issues involved in interviewing, and deal with the demands of the job. The personal experiences of the author help color his presentation of the material and help illustrate for the reader that these things can be accomplished and the Asperger's person can thrive in the work environment with the right preparation and planning.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Idea January 28, 2006
By Suzie
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I was excited about the workbook concept, because I hoped it would be more helpful than just reading other peoples advice, but because I am the sort of person who thinks about things quite a lot anyway I found that completing the workbook didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know. However, if you want to be provided with a structure for sitting down and seriously thinking about your past experiences of work, this book may help you to understand yourself and find the direction that best suits your needs and abilities... just don't expect it to tell you. If you have no work experience, such as a school leaver, you could still use this book, but I wouldn't recommend it. You could end up focusing too much on the only past experience you have i.e. the education system, and I think you might find that limiting. The book also includes a section covering the issues involved, and is written by a man with Asperger syndrome himself.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Have Asperger's, This Book Will Work For You December 19, 2004
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This is the book adults on the autism/Asperger's (a/A) spectrum have been praying for. This book is every adult with Asperger's best friend in employment related matters.

This author has shared experiences and described behavior that is part of the a/A spectrum. The insights and explanations that are given help pave the way towards understanding and accomodating adults with Asperger's in the workplace. It is a meeting of the minds; the neurotypical (NT) and the a/A. This book will certainly close gaps and make for a neuroneutral meeting workplace that works for all.

Hats off to this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful! May 20, 2014
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As an Aspie trying to navigate the confusing and silent world of employment, this has been a gift. I'm so glad I found it. It's clear, concise, but doesn't talk down to the reader, which is something I am *very* happy about. Highly recommend.
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