Finding Employment that Works, Boston, MA

Finding Employment that Works for
Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome

November 30, 2017, Boston, MA

Sponsored by the Career Counselors’ Consortium

Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458

Finding the right job or career often poses a significant challenge for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) … and for professionals who assist them. Standard career planning protocols and occupational assessments are not designed to evaluate the unique profile of abilities and challenges of those on the autism spectrum.

Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome is designed specifically for career counselors and coaches, disability services specialists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, job developers, clinicians, and other professionals who want to be better equipped to guide these clients.

This full-day seminar explains how communication, executive functioning and sensory processing difficulties impact adults in the workplace. You will learn:

  • What is Asperger’s Syndrome
  • How communication, sensory, and executive function difficulties impact individuals in the workplace
  • Why occupational choices should not be based on interests
  • Four steps to finding the right job match
  • How to help individuals conduct better vocational research and prepare for interviews
  • How to establish rapport, encourage flexible thinking, deal with anxiety and resistance
  • Much more!

Information is presented in non-technical language, and illustrated with examples from the presenter’s extensive experience coaching hundreds of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles. A comprehensive workbook includes strategies, tips, worksheets and assessments, and resources.

The strategies and tools presented in this seminar will increase your confidence and ability to assist individuals who are seeking competitive (not sheltered or heavily supported) employment. Topics include:

  • Understanding how people with Asperger’s Syndrome think
  • Translating strengths of the “Asperger Mind” into manageable jobs and careers
  • Choosing assessments that provide a more accurate profile of abilities
  • Best and worst work environments
  • Addressing fear of change, unrealistic expectations, and other employment barriers
  • Disclosure and accommodation strategies


Sponsored by the Career Counselors’ Consortium

The Career Counselors’ Consortium promotes the professional development of career counselors and advocates for the profession by providing an open forum for communication and training, and an opportunity to connect locally in Massachusetts and regionally in New England. We achieve this by offering cutting-edge programming on relevant topics that advance learning, professional development, and best practices for career counselors and those interested in the profession.  Learn more.


To learn more about offering this training at your agency, organization or group, call 617-690-2127, or email

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing by November 10, 2017 will be issued a refund less a $35.00 administration fee per registrant. We are not responsible for cancellations that are not received. Please confirm cancellations. After November 10 there are no refunds for any reason. Forward Motion Coaching reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to low enrollment, in which case, the seminar fee will be returned. We are not responsible for travel costs. Confirm the event before booking travel.

Boston Seminar Registration

Registration & networking: 9:30am
Program: 10:00am — 4:00pm

Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton
320 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02458

Early Registration Discount Expires October 27!

Special Rates for Members of the Career Counselors’ Consortium

Sign up now and pay $225 per person, a $30 savings off the regular fee! CCC members pay $195

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Includes a workbook with tips, assessments, resources. Lite morning refreshments provided.

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To find out more about offering this training at your agency or organization, call 617-690-2127, or send an email to

What Attendees Have to Say

“I now have techniques, as well as insight on how to help my students find jobs post-graduation.” Career Counselor

“Loved the case studies. They [brought] a sense of practical application to the information presented …” Career Counselor

“A very well coordinated and quality presentation! Thank you!” Vocational Rehabilitation

“The seminar was excellent and will help me tremendously!” Career Counselor

“I was impressed by the content and presentation of the information. Applicable for all of the consumers on our caseload. “ Non-Profit

“Presenter is knowledgeable, professional, and engaging. She provided many concrete examples from her own experience, which makes factual information easier to apply and remember.” Vocational Rehabilitation

“Phenomenal seminar, Barbara!!!” Career Counselor

“I appreciate all the new resources.” Non-profit

“The exercises were quite powerful. Wonderful training! Thank you!!” Career Counselor

“I learned a lot and now have a better understanding of the syndrome. The workbook and tools provided within were excellent.” Career Counselor

“Very thoughtful and pragmatic.” Career counselor

“Presentation was well-organized and moved at a good pace. The workbook is packed with useful material I’m sure I will refer to regularly.” Non-Profit

“An excellent seminar. I have a better understanding of the disability and left more confident about my role in assisting my clients obtain employment.” Non-Profit

“The content and presentation style were excellent!” Vocational Rehabilitation

“Your approach is positive and builds on a person’s strengths.” Career Counselor

“Excellent presentation filled with thought provoking information and practical solutions. Would travel again for one of Barbara’s presentations.” Non-Profit

“Very engaging – I loved the use of activities, case studies, and personal anecdotes.” Career Counselor