Getting Hired: A Primer for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome & Nonverbal Learning Disorder
Finding a job can be confusing, frustrating and anxiety-provoking for many individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD). In addition to communication skills, an effective job search requires time management, prioritizing, organizing information, and sustaining motivation.
This guide explains what it takes to find a job for adults with Asperger’s and NLD. Topics include: identifying skills, how interests can lead to careers (or not), how to determine what jobs you are qualified for, the difference between hard and soft job skills, marketing yourself to employers, networking, understanding strengths and limitations, and creating a realistic job search plan.
Workplace Disclosure: Strategies for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and NLD helps you decide if, when and how to disclose to an employer and request accommodations.
It features a review of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and explanations of key terms such as reasonable accommodation, qualified employee, and essential job functions. The Guide outlines a 3-step process for identifying accommodation needs if you have Asperger’s or NLD, and explains the pros and cons of disclosing at various stages of the job cycle. Examples of successful disclosure strategies are included.
The Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome explains how to utilize the talents of a capable, intelligent, well-educated work force: adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Discover what Asperger’s Syndrome is, and specific strengths of these individuals. Common workplace challenges are discussed, along as well as what employers can do to create environments that are conducive to their success. The guide has been revised to include updated information about Asperger’s Syndrome and how some forward-thinking companies are making use of the strengths these individuals bring to the workplace. It now includes examples of low- and no-cost employer accommodations.
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