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

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9781931282567: Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource.

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About the Author:

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. A frequent lecturer on autism, she is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures and other publications.

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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This book covers all aspects of the search for suitable careers for individuals on the autism spectrum. -- Lorna Jean King, OTR, founder, The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies

This book is a must-read, must-do for young adults and their transition partners from all walks of life. -- Roger N. Meyer, author, Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

This book is essential for anyone who cares for, teaches, employs or works with someone on the autism spectrum. -- Sue Moreno, founder and president, Maap Services Inc.

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