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Adult Autism & Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services Professionals

This 50-page guide, by Scott Standifer, is a practical synthesis of existing literature and innovative promising practices. It includes previously unpublished insights and suggestions on autism and employment. The guide is intended to assist vocational rehabilitation professionals, employment service providers, and anyone interested in supporting the employment of adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Author: Standifer, Scott

Year: 2009

Source: http://www.dps.missouri.edu/Autism.html?GSDL

 

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

This career-planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, and counselors.

Authors: Grandin, Temple; Duffy, Kate

Year: 2004

Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing, Shawnee Mission, KS

 

How to Find Work That Works for People With Asperger Syndrome: The Ultimate Guide for Getting People With Asperger Syndrome Into the Workplace (and Keeping Them There!)

Gail Hawkins guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team and identifying and addressing workplace challenges to securing an appropriate position. The guide includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling resume as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work and how, when, and where to disclose a disability to an employer.

Author: Hawkins, Gail

Year: 2004

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley, London, England

 

JobTIPS

A new web-based resource, JobTIPS, was initiated at the beginning of April 2011. The free resource is designed for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities and presents text, audio, and video information that is related to seeking and applying for jobs, managing work responsibilities, and interacting with co-workers. JobTIPS facilitates the exploration of career interests and addresses the social and behavioral differences that can prove challenging for people with ASD.

Access the site at: http://www.do2learn.com/JobTIPS

 

Adult Autism & Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services Professionals

This 50-page guide, by Scott Standifer, is a practical synthesis of existing literature and innovative promising practices. It includes previously unpublished insights and suggestions on autism and employment. The guide is intended to assist vocational rehabilitation professionals, employment service providers, and anyone interested in supporting the employment of adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Author: Standifer, Scott

Year: 2009

Source: http://www.dps.missouri.edu/Autism.html?GSDL

 

Navigating College: A handbook on self-advocacy written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults

A uniquely written handbook for for college age students on the autism spectrum by adults on the spectrum, this guide details many of the issues that may arise for students such as requesting accommodations, independent living, health and safety, self-advocacy, and social issues. This resource is free electronically and a hard copy can be purchased for $15. This handbook is a project of The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and has a forward by Ari Neā€™eman, President of ASAN and appointee to the National Council on Disability.

Author: Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Year: 2011

Source: http://navigatingcollege.org

 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Autism Spectrum Disorders Project Service Provider Directory

This resource is a directory of specialty counselors (or lead counselors) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders who are interested in seeking vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. This directory is intended to help consumers and families initiate contacts with the VR system.

Source: http://autism.sedl.org/index.php/resources/vr-counselor-directory