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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!)

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ISBN-10: 1843101513

ISBN-13: 9781843101512

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gail Hawkins

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 12/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The players
There is hope: What you should know about finding work that works for people with Asperger Syndrome
The gift of Asperger Syndrome
The magic
Why it's important to find work that works
The rewards
A proven process
Finding work for someone else is easier than finding it for yourself
How this book will help you
The employer
Understanding the employer
Competitive employment
Who hires someone with Asperger Syndrome?
The job coach
The importance of a job coach
Role of the job coach
When and how to phase out support
What to look for in a job coach
A guide to job coaching
The candidate: The employee with Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome 101
The candidate's role in finding work that works
The Work Readiness Checklist
Family
Family roles
Family challenges
Working with professionals
There is light at the end of the tunnel
Professionals (Educational, medical and employment professionals)
What professionals need to know
Who are the professionals?
Finding local resources
The foundation
The Four Pillar Teaching Technique: A foolproof method for teaching people with Asperger Syndrome
Pillar 1: Effective communication
Pillar 2: Clear expectations
Pillar 3: Clear consequences
Consistency
Applying the Four Pillar Teaching Technique
The Employment Toolbox: The top ten tools for building successful strategies
Scripting
Role play
Video play
Rule tool
Formulas
Anchoring
Scales
Third-party praise
Mirroring
Verbal reflection
The Big Picture: Assessing employment skills
The Big Picture Assessment
Personal presentation
Social skills and behavior
Communication skills
Mindful skills
Personal characteristics
Education/skill
Environment
The Strategy Guide: Building a foundation of skill
Prioritizing challenges
Personal presentation
Social skills and behavior
Communication skills
Mindful skills
Personal characteristics
The dream
The Career Direction Formula
Three-step formula to career direction
Step 1: Examining special interests, fixations, and fascinations
Step 2: Putting fascinations to work
Step 3: The job viability chart
Getting the final approval
Occupations suitable for people with Asperger Syndrome
Interviews, cover letters, and resumes
Interview preparation
Disclosure
Preparing a resume and cover letter
Frequently asked questions about resumes
The job search
The labor market and employment trends
The information package
Choosing your goal
The job search--Step 1
The job search--Step 2
Networking
When your networking runs dry
The job offer
Keeping the job
Making a successful transition into the job
The roles of the players
Recommended Reading
Resources
Index