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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome

A Workshop for Professionals Friday, November 8

September 12, 2013

Finding the right job or career often poses a significant challenge for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, and also for the professionals who assist them. Standard career planning protocols and occupational assessments are not designed to evaluate the unique profile of abilities and challenges of those on the autism spectrum.

Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome is specifically for career counselors, coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, clinicians, and other professionals who want to be better equipped to guide these students and clients.

When:    8:30am — 4:30pm Friday, November 8, 2013

Where:  Regis College, Weston, MA

Taught by Barbara Bissonnette of Forward Motion Coaching, this seminar explains how communication, executive functioning and sensory processing difficulties impact adults in the workplace.

You will learn how to assess the impact of Asperger’s on an individual, and how to determine the right work environment.

Information is presented in non-technical language, and illustrated with examples from my extensive experience coaching adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. A comprehensive workbook includes tips, assessments and resources.

You will learn to:
  • Translate strengths of the “Asperger Mind” into manageable jobs and careers;
  • Utilize alternatives to standard assessments for a more realistic profile of abilities;
  • Avoid the trap of basing occupational choices on special interests;
  • Assess work readiness;
  • Establish rapport, encourage flexible thinking and overcome resistance.
Register Early and Save!

Register by September 27 for the early-bird rate of $195 per person. That’s a savings of $30 off the regular fee. To register securely online using a credit card, click HERE. To pay by check, download this FLYER and mail in the registration form.

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