Monday, October 25, 2010

Article: "Best and Worst Jobs for Aspergers Adults" on My Aspergers Child

I just want to draw your attention to a very good article

The article is called;

Best and Worst Jobs for Aspergers Adults

and it was published on the My Aspergers Child blog.

The article gives tips for aspie jobseekers and tips for parents with aspie children in the latter stages of school. It also contains a few good lists of the best and worst types of jobs for aspies.

It's well worth a read.


g said...

Hey Galvin... I've been trying to do a series as well on Aspergers and Self Employment - but have been having difficulty with keeping up on it.

meep said...

I love that they have a non-visual thinker section but I wish they had mentioned more jobs in less male-oriented fields. Thanks for the link.

shazza said...

HI Gavin,

My just turned 2 year old has just been diagnosed ppd nos, and they susepct that will change to Aspergers at the next evaluation. So glad I found your blog. Before diagnosis I had often joked to my husband that he was autisitc becuase he took things so literally and was always the last one to get the jokes. Sounds like our story could be similar to yours.
Thanks for your blog, I look forward to following.

M said...

i can only speak from personal experience, i'm not familiar with a lot of job settings.

but for over a decade i worked on a psych ward for schizophrenics. and it clicked fairly well with my personality.

i was able to identify several reasons:

1. schizophrenics are extremely literal, even more than the average person with AS. so, they're communication and ability to process info is very literal, very concrete. interacting with the clients was a fairly straightforward set of interactions.

2. schizohphrenics tend to be fairly shut down, socially speaking. so their interactions fall back into literal-minded scripts, there is very little nuance to their social skills.

3. working with clients who are concrete thinkers involves much, much repetition. you encourage something...and then repeat yourself, over and over, for (in some cases) years. the nature of the work is very slow, very repetetive. meaning that AS traits can click very well with schizophrenic traits. they need exactly what someone on the spectrum can provide: structure and repetition.

anyway. this was my experience, i'm just throwing it out there. thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

hello. thankyou for this article and the others in the serise, i found them very intresting, espically as i have come across several barriers in gaining employment in nursing when they know i Also have AS.

Miguel Palacio said...

This is why I refuse to disclose. To the most part, I feel that employers can't be trusted with this