Developing Talents by MikeJenny


									12% of adults with Asperger Syndrome are employed full time.
6% of adults with classical autism are employed full time.
This book can help reverse these unacceptable statistics!
Drawing from the personal and professional experiences of Temple Grandin, an adult with
autism who developed her unique talents to create an international business and become a
world-renowned speaker, Developing Talents offers practical information and strategies for
parents, educators, employers ... and the general public.

Developing Talents
Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome
and High-Functioning Autism
Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy; Foreword by Tony Attwood
This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for
individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at a growing area of the U.S. economy:
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. The book also explores many often unnoticed
aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Se-
curity Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Employment figures and prospects have been updated, and new jobs
have been added that are particularly well suited for those on the spectrum.

About the Authors
TEMPLE GRANDIN, Ph.D., is an animal scientist who designs livestock-handling facilities worldwide and is professor of animal sci-
ences at Colorado State University. A frequent lecturer on autism, she is the author of Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Thinking in Pictures
and other publications.
KATE DUFFY has owned her own writing business for 16 years in addition to working as a writing and business instructor.
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