Introduction. NLD and AS: Descriptions, Differences and Similarities. Part I. Career Voices. NLD Voices. 1. I Should have Listened. 2. The Lawyer. 3. The Long Road. Charlene A. Derby. 4. The Research Associate. 5. The Professor. 6. For the Love of Books. 7. Try, Try, Try Again. Kim Stocum. 8. The Corporate Backpacker. Lisa Marti. 9. Teaching. Debbie Green. AS Voices. 10. The Prodigal Son. 11. The Eccentric. 12. The Transcriptionist. 13. Great Expectations. 14. Survival in the Workplace. Stephen Shore. 15. The Salesman. Jeff G. 16. The Graduate. 17. In Pursuit of Approval. 18. The Entrepreneur. Part II. Career Strategies. Planning for a Career. 19. Career Planning for the AS/NLD Individual. 20. The Professional Voice: Career Counseling for the NLD/AS World. Marcia Brown Rubinstien. 21. Transitioning from School to Work. James Emmett, Karen Steffan and Yvona Fast. 22. Finding a Job. 23. A Short Intro to Job Hunting. 24. Presenting Yourself: In Print. 25. Showcase your Work. 26. Presenting Yourself: In Person. 27. The Professional Voice: How to Survive the Job Interview. Lawrence M. Blim, CPA, CGFM. 28. Questions to ask in the Interview. Maintaining a Career. 29. The Professional Voice: The Employer's Perspective on Hiring People with NLD/AS. Lawrence M. Blim, CPA, CGFM. 30. Your First Hundred Days. 31. Work Issues. 32. Major Hurdles: Sociability and Communication. 33. More Hurdles. 34. A Few Lists. 35. Disclosing: If, how and when to do it. 36. Some Commandments for an employer who is working with an NLD employee. Jennifer Lerner. 37. Strategies for Successful Employment. Debbie Green. 38. Workplace Bullying and the AS/NLD Individual. Lana Kapchinsky. 39. You have a Bad Attitude. Alice E. Gerard. 40. Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and the NLD/AS Individual. 41. Individualized Employee Plan.Judy Lewis and Debbie Green. 42. I Have a Dream. List of Jobs. Part III. Resources. Disability Resources. Career Resources. Bibliography. Index.
Advice on everything to job hunting to 'fitting in'
Yvona Fast lives in Lake Clear, New York. She has NLD and has worked as a librarian and missionary and is now a freelance writer. Her invited contributors are experts in their field.
'Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability is the best book I have read on AS/NLD and career issues. I also highly recommend it for the parents and other family members of people with AS/NLD, educators, vocational rehabilitation personnel, mental health professionals, employers, and even the general public. It is essential that more people learn about AS and NLD, and on how both disorders affect employment. Hopefully in the future, the prognosis for those with Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorder in the workplace will be more positive. This book is the first step on that journey.' -Asperger's Association of New England Newsletter