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Monday, July 11, 2016

Finding Employment that Works for Students with Asperger's Syndrome


Barbara Bissonnette, a professional associated with Forward Motion Coaching and author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome; Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide and Helping Adults with Asperger's Syndrome Get & Stay Hired will present this workshop. 


Learning Objectives

·         Understand how individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) process information, the impact on employment, and the advantages of this processing style in the workplace

·         Learn to better guide individuals to manageable jobs or careers: why occupational decisions should not be based on interests; evaluating abilities; choosing the right work environment; understanding how Asperger’s impacts an individual and what this means for occupational choice

·         Gain strategies for working with individuals: establishing rapport; addressing unrealistic expectations, black-and-white thinking, etc.

·         Gain specific tips for vocational research, job search activities and preparing individuals for interviews

·         Learn common workplace accommodations that help individuals be successful

·         Discover how innovative employers are utilizing autistic strengths


Who Should Attend

·         Career Counselors

·         Co-op/Internship Coordinators

·         Disability Services Counselors

·         Department Chairs

·         Advisors

·         Anyone who assist students in Career Exploration & Job Search


When                   July 21, 2016                       10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Where                  Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099, USA

                                James & Rachel Votruba Student Union, Room 104


Registration Fee              GCCCU Member Fee      $75.00/Non-GCCCU Member Fee $150.00


Register at


Register by         July 15, 2016

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