Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success

ISBN-10: 1849059438

ISBN-13: 9781849059435

Edition: 2013

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The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get on with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 4/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

What Does It Take to Make It in the NT Workplace, Anyway?
How to Use This Book to Develop and Make Changes
A Primer on Communication at Work
Meaning Comes from Context
Most Communication is Nonverbal
Making the Right First Impression and Fitting in
How to Introduce Yourself to Co-Workers
Using Small Talk to Build Relationships
How to Make a Reasonable Amount of Small Talk
Anatomy of a Welcome Lunch
Why You Need a Work Buddy
Asking for Help is a Good Thing; Being Too Helpful is Not
How to Be a Team Player
Meeting Employer Expectations
Strategies for Clarifying Expectations
Projecting Confidence
People Skills
Accepting Feedback and Criticism
Being Critical of Others
Dealing with Authority
Dealing with Change
Conflicts and Disagreements
Conflict…or Misunderstanding?
A Primer on Office Politics
Office Politics in Action
What if Things Get Ugly?
Executive Functions at Work: Managing Time and Getting Things Done
Working Memory and Multitasking
Managing Time
Planning Projects
Getting to the Point: Right-Sizing Communications
Being Flexible and Seeing Options
Setting Realistic Goals
Creating an Action Plan that Works
Managing Anger, Frustration, Anxiety, and Stress
Put the Actions of Others into Perspective
How to Change Distorted Thinking Patterns
Managing Anxiety
More Anxiety Management Strategies
Sensory Issues on the job
Bullying and Harassment at Work
What to Do if You Are Bullied or Harassed
Managing Your Career
Build on Your Strengths
Accept Your Limitations
How to Tell if You Are in the Wrong Job or Career
Should You Be a Manager?
Performing a SWOT Analysis
Why You Need to Network, Even When You're Employed
Professional Associations
More Ways to Network
Anatomy of a 30-Second Elevator Speech
What to Do if You Are Fired
What Not to Do if You Are Fired
How to Resign
Disclosure and Accommodations
Disclosing in a Solution-Focused Way
Dos and Don'ts of Disclosing
Examples of Disclosure Strategies
In the Final Analysis
Appendix: Asperger's Syndrome Guide for Employers
Common Workplace Challenges
Communication Challenges
Organizational Challenges
Sensory and Motor Challenges
Optimal Jobs and Work Environments
Working with People Who Have Asperger's Syndrome
Further Reading
About the Author
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