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...definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger's syndrome. -- Asperger East Anglia Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide provides a powerful guide to thriving in the workplace for any who have AS. It provides realistic stratefies for working with employers and colleagues both individually and as part of a team, teaches how to manage projects and resolves common problems, and considers how AS interacts with typical workforce demands. -- Midwest Book Review 'Certified career development coach for adults with Asperger's syndrome (AS), Bissonnette here highlights common workplace challenges and provides concrete methods for positively acknowledging and addressing these challenges, as well as the steps necessary for success... VERDICT An excellent guide, helpful for handling sticky social situations. Sprinkled throughout are NT (neurotypical) tips on situations in which AS individuals may be too literal to pick up on subtleties and on why engaging in certain activities and social gatherings may enhance and improve their work performance. A perfect companion to Bissonnette's "Complete Guide to Getting a Job for Poeple with Asperger's Syndrome: Find the Right Career Path and Get Hired." -- Library Journal, starred review There's a lot in this book that I wish I had known when I began planning my own career path... Barbara's book would have explained to me how spectrumites and neurotypicals can clash in workplace environments due to differences in communication styles, learning styles, social interaction and physical needs-things I was unaware of. From making the right first impression to being a team player and fitting in, Barbara guides the reader through the minefields of working in the foreign neurotypical culture. With her help, individuals on the spectrum can become useful to an organization, gain respect from their colleagues for their unique contributions, and begin to feel a sense of belonging. -- from the foreword by Yvona Fast, Support Groups Manager, GRASP, and author of Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability Ever had a toolkit that had just the right tools you needed for a range of jobs? That's the feeling you get reading Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide. Barbara's real-world examples and tactics will help people with Asperger's Syndrome land and hold jobs. It's also a great resource to help companies tap a pool of exceptional talent. -- Dan Coulter, author of Life in the Asperger Lane and co-founder of Coulter Video Understanding Asperger's Syndrome itself is a pre-requisite for someone with AS; understanding exactly how it impacts in a real-life work context is quite another matter. Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide overcomes this by providing the understanding and tools that a person with Asperger's needs in the workplace and explaining the rules of employment that can appear so alien. It is the perfect guide for surviving and thriving in the world of work! -- Malcolm Johnson, author of Managing with Asperger Syndrome Barbara Bissonette's book is loaded with common-sense, no-punches-pulled direct action examples of interventions by a personal coach intimately familiar with the real world of work and empathetic to the different workings of the ASD mind... It not only preaches the gospel of success but also explains employment failure warning signs and provides ASD adults with multiple pathways to high-grade, professionally-proven changes in behavior and attitudes likely to assure individual success in the workplace. -- Roger N. Meyer, author of Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook Barbara Bissonette's book is a must-read for those with Asperger's syndrome preparing to enter the workforce or who are struggling in their jobs. It provides a comprehensive, well-organized wealth of knowledge about areas of possible workplace challenge along with concrete, practical coping strategies for successful employment. Most importantly, Barbara writes from a respectful, compassionate, non-judgmental viewpoint, weaving in real-life workplace stories gleaned from her years of successful coaching. Her message is one of hope and encouragement. In addition to providing invaluable information and practical advice for individuals on the autism spectrum, The Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide is an essential reference book for parents and professionals and should be required reading for every job coach and Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. The downloadable Guide for Employers section is an added bonus that should be standard reference material in every HR department across the country. -- Brenda Weitzberg, Executive Director, Aspiritech This is a one-of-a-kind resource that is equally useful to adults on the spectrum and neurotypical employers. Bissonnette very artfully uses her years of experience as an NT employer to offer detailed and practical "inside information" to the reader with AS, and does so with a voice that is genuinely sensitive. She is honest while respectful, encouraging without patronizing. This is going on my must-read list for my patients. Well done! -- Valerie L. Gaus, Ph.D., psychologist in private practice

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...definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with Asperger's syndrome. (Asperger East Anglia)

Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide provides a powerful guide to thriving in the workplace for any who have AS. It provides realistic stratefies for working with employers and colleagues both individually and as part of a team, teaches how to manage projects and resolves common problems, and considers how AS interacts with typical workforce demands. (Midwest Book Review)

'Certified career development coach for adults with Asperger's syndrome (AS), Bissonnette here highlights common workplace challenges and provides concrete methods for positively acknowledging and addressing these challenges, as well as the steps necessary for success... VERDICT An excellent guide, helpful for handling sticky social situations. Sprinkled throughout are NT (neurotypical) tips on situations in which AS individuals may be too literal to pick up on subtleties and on why engaging in certain activities and social gatherings may enhance and improve their work performance. A perfect companion to Bissonnette's "Complete Guide to Getting a Job for Poeple with Asperger's Syndrome: Find the Right Career Path and Get Hired." (Library Journal, starred review)

There's a lot in this book that I wish I had known when I began planning my own career path… Barbara's book would have explained to me how spectrumites and neurotypicals can clash in workplace environments due to differences in communication styles, learning styles, social interaction and physical needs-things I was unaware of. From making the right first impression to being a team player and fitting in, Barbara guides the reader through the minefields of working in the foreign neurotypical culture. With her help, individuals on the spectrum can become useful to an organization, gain respect from their colleagues for their unique contributions, and begin to feel a sense of belonging. (from the foreword by Yvona Fast, Support Groups Manager, GRASP, and author of Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability)

Ever had a toolkit that had just the right tools you needed for a range of jobs? That's the feeling you get reading Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide. Barbara's real-world examples and tactics will help people with Asperger's Syndrome land and hold jobs. It's also a great resource to help companies tap a pool of exceptional talent. (Dan Coulter, author of Life in the Asperger Lane and co-founder of Coulter Video)

Understanding Asperger's Syndrome itself is a pre-requisite for someone with AS; understanding exactly how it impacts in a real-life work context is quite another matter. Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide overcomes this by providing the understanding and tools that a person with Asperger's needs in the workplace and explaining the rules of employment that can appear so alien. It is the perfect guide for surviving and thriving in the world of work! (Malcolm Johnson, author of Managing with Asperger Syndrome)

Barbara Bissonette's book is loaded with common-sense, no-punches-pulled direct action examples of interventions by a personal coach intimately familiar with the real world of work and empathetic to the different workings of the ASD mind… It not only preaches the gospel of success but also explains employment failure warning signs and provides ASD adults with multiple pathways to high-grade, professionally-proven changes in behavior and attitudes likely to assure individual success in the workplace. (Roger N. Meyer, author of Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook)

Barbara Bissonette's book is a must-read for those with Asperger's syndrome preparing to enter the workforce or who are struggling in their jobs. It provides a comprehensive, well-organized wealth of knowledge about areas of possible workplace challenge along with concrete, practical coping strategies for successful employment. Most importantly, Barbara writes from a respectful, compassionate, non-judgmental viewpoint, weaving in real-life workplace stories gleaned from her years of successful coaching.

Her message is one of hope and encouragement. In addition to providing invaluable information and practical advice for individuals on the autism spectrum, The Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide is an essential reference book for parents and professionals and should be required reading for every job coach and Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. The downloadable Guide for Employers section is an added bonus that should be standard reference material in every HR department across the country.

(Brenda Weitzberg, Executive Director, Aspiritech)

This is a one-of-a-kind resource that is equally useful to adults on the spectrum and neurotypical employers. Bissonnette very artfully uses her years of experience as an NT employer to offer detailed and practical “inside information” to the reader with AS, and does so with a voice that is genuinely sensitive. She is honest while respectful, encouraging without patronizing. This is going on my must-read list for my patients. Well done! (Valerie L. Gaus, Ph.D., psychologist in private practice)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (April 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849059438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849059435
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #608,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John D. Comegys on July 6, 2014
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I facilitate or volunteer at three different job clubs for adults with Asperger Syndrome or high functioning autism. This is one of the most complete and useful resources we have found and use. It is targeted at those adults with a college education and normal to high intelligence who generally are unable to qualify for government services. I highly recommend it.
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"It's a white man's world and we're living in it." -- from the movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Many people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) often feel that this is a neurotypical's (NT) world and that neurodiverse people are "just living in it." That is understandable as NTs are the ones who decide on what the Social Codes & Rules are and change them to suit their [NTs'] needs. The world is for EVERYONE and NOT just NTs.

That also applies to the workplace. People with AS are often underemployed and their skills not utilized or sought. That is a damn shame. A damn shame. This Godsend of a book discusses in frank detail how to navigate the workplace such as meeting job goals and improve interaction among co-workers and other professionals.

This author "gets" it, having coached people with "neurodiverse" needs. Issues such as team work and shifting from one task to another as well as seguing into "multi-tasking" are discussed in this book. This is a book EVERYBODY needs. Neurotypicals will also benefit from the wisdom that is being offered in this book.

The Beatles' 1965 classic "We Can Work it Out" could well underscore this book.
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This book provides a good balance between specific examples (situations, solutions, and outcomes) and general strategies for identifying problems and improving workplace conditions. Content is realistic, backed by professional experience, and not readily available from other sources; tone is solution-oriented and positive. The book is under 200 pages long but is well-organized and rarely repeats ideas. I benefited by reading this book and plan to read it again in the future.
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I found this to be an excellent book. While I have never been diagnosed with Aspbergers and suspect that I would be considered off the spectrum, I definitely have some leanings in that direction. I am a professional and have done reasonably well in my career but seem to be hitting a wall with regards to dealing with people. This book has very practical solutions and explanations without being condescending. She explains the causes of the anxiety in a way that you can understand and resolve and also how others may interpret what you say/do. I initially borrowed this book from the library, unsure if it would be beneficial but after reading about half of it in a day or two, I have decided I need to purchase a copy and keep it as a reference.
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This is a great book for someone starting a new job or navigating an existing job. My only critisizm is that I wish there was a chapter on "How to get a job" on interviewing skills and other nuances.
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This was somewhat useful but somehow not precise enough. Of course, you should go out to lunch with your colleagues but anyone reading this is reading it because they are hypersensitive and are seeking for ways to make such an experience pleasant enough so they can do it frequently.
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