Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome - Appendix III, Employment Options and Responsibilities, Appendix IV, Organizing Your Home Life Summary & Analysis

Liane Holliday Willey
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Appendix III, Employment Options and Responsibilities, Appendix IV, Organizing Your Home Life Summary and Analysis

The third appendix concerns how to get and keep a job. Interviews can be difficult so it is important to find a knowledgeable or even professional friend to help them prepare. 'Aspies' must be self-aware, knowing their skills, abilities and challenges. Developing a career around a key interest is always a good idea. She advises people with AS to worry about the job's sensory elements and interpersonal expectations.

Interview skills are a significant challenge. Role-playing is an important preparation strategy, as are learning non-verbal communication strategies. 'Aspies' also tend to do well in careers that do not require many human emotions or social skill expectations like writing, engineering, researchers, scientists, and electricians. At a job, those with AS should...

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