DVD Helps People with Asperger Syndrome Find and Keep a Job
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DVD HELPS PEOPLE WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME FIND AND KEEP A JOB
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 29, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Employees who have Asperger Syndrome describe secrets for getting and keeping a job in a new DVD video titled, “Asperger Syndrome At Work.”
The DVD, produced by Coulter Video, includes two programs: one for job seekers and one designed to show potential employers the advantages of hiring people who have Asperger Syndrome.
People with Asperger Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, tend to have normal to superior intelligence and often have special interests and abilities. However, they also tend to be socially awkward and have some odd behaviors, which can be obstacles to steady employment.
In both programs on the DVD, six employees with Asperger Syndrome and their supervisors, coworkers, and job coaches describe the ways the employees used their strengths and reasonable accommodations provided by employers to become valued, productive job holders. The job seeker program concludes with a demonstration of how to interview for a job.
The DVD’s bonus features include a summary/review of the recommendations in the job seeker program and an interview with the video’s producer, Dan Coulter, looking back on his career in light of recently being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome himself.
Here’s what experts in Asperger Syndrome and autism are saying about the new DVD:
“Superb! I love the straightforward and practical presentations for job-seekers and for employers.”
Teresa Bolick, Ph.D., Psychologist and Author
“…provides both practical suggestions and an important personal perspective on the critical topic of work.”
Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
“…a wonderful look at Supported Employment and all aspects of it for people with ASD.”
Gary Mesibov Ph.D., Professor and Director - Division TEACCH of North Carolina
“…strategies for dealing with all kinds of workplace challenges…an information-packed look at the valuable contribution that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome make in the workplace…”
Barbara Bissonnette, Principal - Forward Motion Coaching
The “Asperger Syndrome At Work” DVD can be purchased on the Coulter Video website: www.coultervideo.com for $39.99 plus shipping and handling. Additional information and free online previews of the DVD also are available on the website.
Coulter Video is an independent video production company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.