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Asperger's on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism....

Asperger's on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism.... 2014-02-24

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  1. Paperback
  2. Digital
Rudy Simone
Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence.

Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment.

Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field.

Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche.

There is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!
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A solid applied overview of ASD as it pertains to the world of work, with end of chapter take-aways and lots of anecdotes sprinkled in. Would make an solid resource for someone new to working. For those who are older and already spent time in the workforce, or have read a number of other overview books on ASD, there won't be that much which is new.

The reason I have chosen to give a failing grade is the tag line for the book, at the top of the back corner is "up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full time employment, though many have above-average intelligence."

In the book itself, the only reference to this is in the introduction, page xiv, where she writes "It is thought that over 85% of people with AS are without fulltime employment."

1) How can she write "up to 85%" and then "over 85"? That's illogical.
2) She did not cite a source in that sentence or paragraph, nor does her wording suggest a source, even if it's anecdotal

As an aspie, I find this very disappointing. We value truth and expect the best. For the book's tag line to be a work of fiction is an unfortunate blemish on what is otherwise a good work.
My former employment counselor recommended this book to me. It was very useful book.
very useful to know as I'm often struggling with unemployment
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