Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies

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Employment for Individuals with
Asperger Syndrome or
Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast and others

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
London and Philadelphia

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Acknowledgements 9
  • Introduction 11
  • Part I- Career Voices - Nld Voices as Voices 33
  • 1- I Should Have Listened 35
  • 2- The Lawyer 39
  • 3- The Long Road 43
  • 4- The Research Associate 48
  • 5- The Professor 52
  • 6- For the Love of Books 60
  • 7- Try, Try Again 66
  • 8- The Corporate Backpacker 71
  • 9- Teaching 78
  • 10- The Prodigal Son 82
  • 11- The Eccentric 89
  • 12- The Transcriptionist 94
  • 13- Great Expectations 99
  • 14- Survival in the Workplace 108
  • 15- The Salesman 115
  • 16- The Graduate 122
  • 17- In Pursuit of Approval 126
  • 18- The Entrepreneur 130
  • Part II- Career Strategies - Planning for a Career Finding a Job Maintaining a Career 135
  • 19- Career Planning for the as/Nld Individual 137
  • 20- Career Counseling for the Nld/as World 156
  • 21- Transitioning from School to Work 165
  • 22- A Short Intro to Job Hunting 171
  • 23- Presenting Yourself in Print 173
  • 24- Showcase Your Work 175
  • 25- Presenting Yourself in Person 180
  • 26- How to Survive the Job Interview 187
  • 27- questions to Ask at the Job Interview 191
  • 28- The Employer’s Perspective on Hiring People with Nld/as 193
  • 29- Your First Hundred Days 200
  • 30- Work Issues 207
  • 31- Major Hurdles 218
  • 32- More Hurdles 232
  • 33- A Few Lists 246
  • 34- Disclosing If, When, and How to Do It 250
  • 35- Some Commandments for an Employer Who Is Working with an Nld Employee 257
  • 36- Strategies for Successful Employment 259
  • 37- Workplace Bullying and the Nld/as Individual 262
  • 38- You Have a Bad Attitude 281
  • 39- Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and the Nld/as Individual 284
  • 40- I Have a Dream 295
  • 41- Individual Employee Plan 297
  • 42- Career Choices 300
  • Part III- Resources - Disability Resources Career Resources 303
  • Disability Resources 305
  • Career Resources 320
  • Bibliography 328
  • Subject Index 330
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