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Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

by John Biddulph Contributor · Vicky Bliss Contributor

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This is the book we need for guidance on employment for people with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors describe their employment experiences and offer sound advice. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the success stories and took note of the words of warning of what not to do.'

- Professor Tony Attwood

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues.

Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at:

* the transition from education to employment,

* the importance of matching skills to career choices,

* practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace,

* advice for employers, including the need to make 'reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination,

* ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS.

This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, employment services and career advisers, and companies needing to know how, in practical terms, to accommodate employees with AS.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date:
2008

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 472.9 KB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 699.1 KB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 473.1 KB

Chris Mitchell (Contributor)

Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1998, when he was 20 years old. Having completed an MA (Hons) in Information and Library Management, he currently works at Durham County Council. He is an active advocate for raising awarene...

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Dean Worton (Contributor)

Dean Worton has Asperger Syndrome, and runs a successful website that supports adults with AS in the UK. He hosts meetings for its members, and works as a technical officer in the public sector

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Creators

Contributor :
Anne Henderson
Contributor :
John Biddulph
Contributor :
Chris Mitchell
Contributor :
Alexandra Brown
Contributor :
Stephen Jarvis
Contributor :
Vicky Bliss
Contributor :
Stephen William Cornwell
Editor :
Genevieve Edmonds
Contributor :
Dean Worton
Editor :
Luke Beardon
Contributor :
Philip Bricher
Contributor :
Emma Beard
Contributor :
PJ Hughes
Contributor :
Giles Harvey
Contributor :
Mark Haggarty
Contributor :
Neil Shepherd
Contributor :
Stuart Vallentine
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