Friday, July 11, 2008

Asperger and Employment

People with Asperger Syndrome often face difficulties when making the jump from formal education to the work force. They might face challenges such as being unable to communicate effectively with co-workers, problems with adjusting to a disruptive work environment or being unable see the "big picture" of a project. However, people with Asperger Syndrome also have many strengths that make them valuable employees when in the right occupation.

Temple Grandin’s Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome lists various occupations that would be in tune the strengths of a person with Aspergers Syndrome.

CeDIR also has several books on this topic, including:

How to find work that works for people with Asperger syndrome : the ultimate guide for getting people with Asperger syndrome into the workplace (and keeping them there!) by Gail Hawkins

Asperger syndrome employment workbook : an employment workbook for adults with Asperger syndrome by Roger Meyer

Check them out today!

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