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Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want 2021-02-27

Survey of Aspies' wants and challenges in regards to employment

  1. VictorR
    Author:
    Sarah Hendrickx
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Digital
    The number of adults with Asperger Syndrome retaining full-time employment is extremely low in comparison to those who may be considered to have more limiting conditions and disabilities. This book identifies why this is the case by asking the individuals concerned what they find difficult about working. Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and other factors, Sarah Hendrickx explores the reasons why work just doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for both employers and those in search of work on how to improve employment for the benefit of everyone. Asperger Syndrome and Employment provides essential information for those making the decisions and acknowledges what people with AS really want from a job so they can make employment work for them.

    Sarah Hendrickx, M.A. works as a freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions through her own consultancy, Hendrickx Associates. She provides professional training, Expert Witness and employment consultancy to organisations and coaching to individuals, families and couples. She is the author of several books on Asperger syndrome published by JKP and is also on the spectrum herself.

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    2009 1e
    150pp

Recent Reviews

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2021-02-27
    A solid survey of different issues faced by aspies in the world of work. The book can be a bit hard to read sometimes as it's a bit "choppy" as a result of it including a lot of anecdotes of various experiences on different topics. It is pragmatic in the sense that it recognizes that there's a lot of challenges, and that sometimes things just don't work out. For someone interested in the topic and especially if looking at research, there's a lot of ideas for potential starting points.