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Asperger's syndrome workplace survival guide : a neurotypical's secrets for success / Barbara Bissonnette ; foreword by Yvona Fast.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781849059435 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1849059438 (alk. paper)
  • Description: 208 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.

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Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 650.10875/Bissonnette (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction HV 1568.5 B547 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction HV 1568.5 .B547 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 650.1087 Bissonnette (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Lynn Campus Stacks HV 1568.5 .B547 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 650.1087/BISSONNETTE (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-202) and index.
Contents Note: What does it take to make it in the NT (neurotypical) workplace, anyway? -- A primer on communication at work -- Making the right first impression and fitting in -- People skills -- Executive functions at work: managing time and getting things done -- Managing anger, frustration, anxiety, and stress -- Managing your career -- Disclosure and accommodations -- In the final analysis -- Asperger's Syndrome guide for employers.
Summary: In this guide, the author, a career development coach and former business executive explains what it takes to succeed in a workplace dominated by neurotypicals. It covers everything from choosing the right career to deciding whether disclosure is the right option. It features realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations and effectively resolving problems. Examples from coaching clients are used to illustrate common employment challenges and how various techniques are applied in actual circumstances. Situations are described from both the Asperger's and neurotypical point of view so that readers understand why problems occur and how to avoid them in the future. The book is designed to be a reference that readers can refer to again and again for guidance on specific job-related topics. The recommendations will benefit individuals who are entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

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