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The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment

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The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
A Guide for Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges

Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield, as well as Brenda Smith Myles, an internationally known writer and speaker on autism spectrum disorders.


Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 200 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; was on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and served as Project Director for the Texas Autism Resource Guide for Teachers (TARGET). Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

Judy Endow, MSW, maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Judy does workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related issues, is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee.

Malcolm Mayfield, BS Civ Eng

ISBN: 9781937473020

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - Good source reference book for someone with an adult autistic son/daughter but by this time we knew most of the material and did not benefit from it that much. For someone just starting from scratch in the job search for a person in the Autism spectrum, I would recommend it. It is an easy read. The book is very thin and more of an overview, but worth reading.
LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Vagner Vilela de faria - Very nice. I believe that educational institutions could use it to engage their students in a work environment.
LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Hekinah Degul - Outstanding guide for those whose social slowness might cost them a beginning job. Great rules to live by. Getting along with hard-to-read co-workers is emphasized throughout. The rules are simply stated, leaving room for the reader to adapt them. It's like a bible for starting employees -- much better than what the HR department usually hands out.
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