by Ashley Stanford
workplaces are a frenzied swirl of social interaction - between
employees and bosses, customers and clients, and anyone else present.
People with a mental framework better suited to non-social tasks can
often be overlooked and underutilised in such an environment, but this
book explains exactly how those with Asperger Syndrome can get their
talents recognised and become successful and indispensable employees.
the DSM system and an easy to use format, Ashley Stanford addresses all
of the issues that can arise once a person with AS secures employment,
through the eyes of both employee and employer. Describing what might be
expected of any employee, she offers helpful tips and workarounds not
only to enable AS individuals achieve their fullest potential, but to
take advantage of their strengths. In a positive and upbeat tone, she
shows that with the right supports and strategies, it is possible to
overcome the day-to-day challenges that trip up even the most savvy
Aspie, including negotiating pay rises, employer/employee relationships,
team meetings, career advancement, and choosing when to take vacation
time. Drawing on her experience as CEO of a computer software company,
she also suggests steps that employers and managers can take to improve
the working environment for people with AS, and take advantage of their
strengths to enable them to become outstanding employees.
for Aspies will help people with AS take steps towards achieving happy,
fulfilled and above all successful working lives. It will be of key
interest to the employers, managers, partners, and families of people