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AutiPower! Successful Living and Working with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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AutiPower! presents a series of candid interviews with adults on the autism spectrum that offers a unique insight into their work and life experiences. Through these inspiring accounts we hear of the many ways that people with autism have overcome challenges and used their autism traits for employment success.

Despite his doctorate in Mathematics, Jaap struggled to keep many jobs before realizing that his intense attention to detail that was making him a slow worker became a strength once he learnt to set goals and communicate his progress. Wendy's autism is a big advantage as a special education teacher because she truly understands the children that she teaches. From software engineers, to company directors, to those who work in autism advocacy, the interviewees openly discuss the pitfalls and the positives of working life with autism. Also interviewed are autism professionals, career coaches and employers who discuss the value and great talents that people with autism bring to the workplace.
  • Published: Dec 21 2013
  • Pages: 176
  • 228 x 154mm
  • ISBN: 9781849054379
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Press Reviews

  • Sarah Hendrickx, Hendrickx Associates, freelance trainer, and consultant in autism spectrum conditions, author of several books on Asperger syndrome

    AutiPower! is like having lots of conversations with a whole bunch of interesting people involved either personally or professionally with autism. I learned many snippets of information all presented in a warm and personal format. I'd happily have a chat with any of these fascinating people!
  • Barbara Bissonnette, principal of Forward Motion Coaching and author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

    The stories in this book provide real insight into how the autistic mind works. Readers will be encouraged and empowered by the many examples of resilience, perseverance and self-acceptance.