Who knows better about developing the talents of those with ASD than Temple Grandin!
This updated and expanded edition of Developing Talents Careers for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. Developing Talents explores many unnoticed aspects of vocational rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs have been added that are well suited for those on the spectrum. Foreword by Tony Attwood, Ph.D.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is an animal scientist who designs livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. A frequent lecturer on autism, she is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures and other publications. She was identified by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Kate Duffy, MS has owned her own writing business for 16 years in addition to working as a writing and business instructor.