|Digital List Price:||$18.95|
|Print List Price:||$19.95|
Save $6.26 (31%)
Asperger's on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates Kindle Edition
|Length: 141 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
"This is a most timely book! I'm pleased to see someone finally write about the incredible value of employees with Asperger's Syndrome (they're wonderful employees). Based on her typical, thorough research and documentation, author Rudy Simone shows us how people with Asperger's and their employers can find mutual success in the workplace. This book is THE guide for how people on the spectrum can find jobs and succeed. It's MUST reading for employers, teachers, and those with Asperger's looking for work."
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., world-famous autism expert and author of The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's
About the Author
- File Size : 363 KB
- Publication Date : October 1, 2012
- Print Length : 141 pages
- Publisher : Future Horizons (October 1, 2012)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00TZN9OF0
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #153,217 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I purchased this book after getting into my research on the condition. Other than one chapter, I felt this book read like my 28 year tech career and 2 years in retail. In other words, with a little more insight into my condition, I could have written this book. This book has opened my eyes to the behaviors that I unknowingly display and have caused me so much grief in my career. It is the key I have been looking for to figure out why I have to work 2x as hard as the next guy and only get half the credit while doing so. I look forward to using the knowledge gained from this book so I can modify my outlook and behavior and be even more successful in the future.
To those asking how this book can help you correct you. The first step in correcting any behavior is knowing it exists in the first place. Once you know something exists then you can work on it. That is what this book does, tells you about strengths and weaknesses.
I have been told MANY times in the past that my approach was wrong, or I was too this or too that. Unfortunately, very few people could or were willing to give me details of what I was doing that was "wrong". This book has opened up my eyes to allow me to see how I have not been fitting in. Because of this information I now see things in a different light. Many areas where I felt persecuted it was just me not understanding what I was doing that put me in that position.
The one part of this book I disagree with is the suggestion the world/work place should adjust to fit me. It is not the worlds job to make me comfortable. It is my job to figure out how to be me and still fit into the world.
What I didn't know, was that everyone else in the world viewed life, work, and relationships differently than I did. This book is helpful in pointing out ways to work on working with others based on their way of looking at the world - the neurotypical way. It could help an NT develop empathy and understanding for differences as well.
Simone does a good job of going into how AS readers can make their work environment more tolerable, but I wished she had gone into more suggestions for doing part time work or freelancing (or combining the two). She does mention the issue of freelancing in the last chapter. Unfortunately, she draws the same conclusion that I have in the past, that freelancing would be great, but there are also necessary personality skills solopreneurs need that AS people may find hard to demonstrate; i.e., being able to smooze with all sorts of people and having the energy to do it. Another small issue is that she discussed teaching, but not in high school; she suggested that college teaching would be a good fit for an AS person. I totally agree with that, but given the huge decline of decent paying work in higher education (of all places), I think this is practically impossible, and you might consider a career in acting before you complete a PhD. to become an English professor. I understand that solopreneuring was not really the focus of Simone’s book because it really deals with navigating a regular American workplace, but I wished she had addressed it more. I’m always looking for ideas to escape from the Workplace.
Finally, this book affirmed my experience by at least pointing out what I’ve seen in the workplace, and now I know I’m not the only one –nor am I crazy. The book gave me a better understanding of why “rising through the ranks” has so much less to do with the quality of your work product than your socializing ability (yes I know brown nosing is extremely important and always wondered why I was so bad at it). Also, the book provided me with an explanation for why I’m so exhausted after leaving work – I’m not lifting heavy objects all day – I sit in a cube in an urban setting with fluorescent lights beaming down on me all day, and I’m surrounded by people.
Top reviews from other countries
This book identified why the 40 years were so difficult.
Fantastic book in good condition.
Delivered as expected
Thank you to all.