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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2009

01-09-2009 | Book Review

Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon (Eds): Asperger Syndrome & Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

London, UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008, 176 pp., $19.95 (paper)

Auteur: Ernst O. VanBergeijk

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2009

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Excerpt

With an unemployment rate approaching 90% among the Autism Spectrum (AS) population, a book of this nature is long over due. Edmonds and Beardon call for a migration from the pathological nature of the medical model of autism with its emphasis upon the “Triad of Impairments”-first described by Wing and Gould (1979), to a strengths based model. Through the personal employment journeys of fifteen adults and two parents of individuals with Asperger Syndrome, the editors attempt to focus upon a strengths model of individuals with AS. This book is ideal for adults with Asperger Syndrome, their parents, and potential employers. It is meant to provide understanding, concrete suggestions, and hope to individuals with AS and their employers who are struggling with issues surrounding employment. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon (Eds): Asperger Syndrome & Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome
London, UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008, 176 pp., $19.95 (paper)
Auteur
Ernst O. VanBergeijk
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2009
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0768-6

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