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


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Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-functioning Autism

Author(s): Temple Grandin, Kate Duffy

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, and 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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“This is Temple Grandin’s most practical and generous work yet. She offers so very much of herself and her real life experiences. Kate Duffy’s compassion, empathy and positive attitude pervade the very fiber of this book. The guidelines and suggestions are clear, creative and useful in real-life application. The many specific examples of real people with AS in their careers are invaluable, especially to the AS population. While the book was written for people with AS, it is an essential work for anyone who cares for, teaches, employs or works with someone on the spectrum. It will go to the top of my recommended reading list!” –Sue Moreno, founder and president, Maap Services Inc.


Binding: Paperback
Pages: 185


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