Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

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AAPC Publishing, 2008 - Business & Economics - 185 pages
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Developing Talents: In this updated and expanded edition, the authors take an in-depth look at a growing area of the U.S. economy: entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book also explores many often unnoticed aspects of Vocatinoal Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Finally, employment figures and prospects have been updated and new jobs have been added that are particularly well suited for those on the spectrum, resulting in the most current look at the employment prospects for individuals with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism.
  

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Contents

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Effect in the Workplace
1
Easing into the Workplace
11
Rules for Success on the Job
39
Finding a Vocation You Love
55
Searching for an Ideal Job
71
Do What You Do Best
87
Best Jobs for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
95
Entrepreneurship
149
Advice from Those Who Have Gone Before Three Aspies Tell Their Stories
157
References
173
Appendix
177
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About the author (2008)

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is an animal scientist who designs livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. Kate Duffy has owned her own writing business for 16 years in addition to working as a writing and business instructor.

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