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Title:
Helping adults with Asperger's Syndrome get & stay hired : career coaching strategies for professionals and parents of adults on the autism spectrum
Author:
Bissonnette, Barbara A., author.
Publication Information:
London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
Physical Description:
1 volume
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781849057547
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Employment expert Barbara Bissonnette provides strategies that professionals and parents need to guide individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) to manageable jobs, and keep them employed.

Career counselors and coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, other professionals, and parents are often unsure of how to assist people with Asperger's Syndrome. Traditional career assessments and protocols do not match their unique needs. In this practical book, readers will gain insight into how people with Asperger's Syndrome think and the common employment challenges they face. It explains how to build rapport and trust, facilitate better job matches, improve interpersonal communication and executive function skills, and encourage flexible-thinking and problem-solving.

With tried-and-tested advice, assessment tools, and in-depth profiles of actual coaching clients and innovative companies that are utilizing the specialized skills of people with Asperger's, this book shows the way to a brighter employment future for those on the autism spectrum.


Author Notes

Barbara Bissonnette is a certified coach and the Principal of Forward Motion Coaching. She specializes in career development coaching for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. She also provides training and consultation to employers. She holds a graduate certificate in executive coaching from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and is certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Barbara is the author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She lives in Stow, Massachusetts.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 11
My Practice and Perspectivep. 11
Asperger's Syndrome and the Autism Spectrump. 14
Do Individuals Still Have Asperger's Syndrome?p. 16
Who This Book Is Forp. 17
Note to Readersp. 20
Part I A Primer on How Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome Think
Chapter 1 Common Workplace Challengesp. 22
Social Interaction and Communicationp. 24
How Communication Challenges Impact Employmentp. 30
Routines, Special Interests and Rigidityp. 33
Sensory Processingp. 39
Executive Functionp. 42
Chapter 2 Anxiety, Anger and Other Emotionsp. 49
Chapter 3 Utilizing Strengths within the Workplacep. 61
Social Enterprises Are Good Businessp. 64
Part II Coaching Strategies for Getting and Keeping a Job
Chapter 4 Coaching Individuals with Asperger's Syndromep. 72
The Evolution of the Coachp. 72
Adapting the Coaching Modelp. 77
Assessing Coaching Readinessp. 80
The Coaching Modelp. 82
Tips for Working with Individualsp. 86
Is It Resistance or Asperger's Syndrome?p. 92
Chapter 5 Finding the Right Jobp. 95
Good Jobs for Individuals with Asperger's Syndromep. 96
Occupational Researchp. 119
Review: Key Points About Finding the Right Job/Careerp. 128
Chapter 6 Getting a Jobp. 130
Job Search Tipsp. 132
Interviewingp. 141
Tips for Interview Preparationp. 145
Dual Landmines: Pre-Employment Personality Testing and Behavioral Interview Questionsp. 147
Chapter 7 Keeping a Jobp. 154
Addressing Problems on the Jobp. 159
Communication Toolsp. 169
Executive Function Toolsp. 185
Chapter 8 Disclosure and Workplace Accommodationsp. 206
Disclosing in a Solution-Focused Wayp. 208
Tips and Advicep. 211
Final Thoughtsp. 215
Referencesp. 217
Indexp. 220