The number of adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) retaining full-time employment is extremely low in comparison to those who may be considered to have more limiting conditions and disabilities. This book identifies why this is the case by asking the individuals concerned what they find difficult about working.
Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and other factors, Sarah Hendrickx explores the reasons why work just doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for both employers and those in search of work on how to improve employment for the benefit of everyone.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment provides essential information for those making the decisions and acknowledges what people with AS really want from a job so they can make employment work for them.
About the Author:
Sarah Hendrickx is a Training Manager at Aspire, a project offering training for organisations and mentoring for adults with Asperger Syndrome in Brighton and Hove, UK. Sarah also works as a freelance trainer and consultant in autistic spectrum conditions. With her partner Keith, who has been diagnosed with AS, she is the co-author of Asperger Syndrome – A Love Story, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.