Accommodating employees with asperger syndrome
She assists adults in Texas with disabilities in achieving their employment goals by providing training, job placement assistance, environmental work assessments, social skills training, and job coaching.She has been instrumental in shaping the services at Compass Resource Group to meet the needs of young adults on the Autism Spectrum who are transitioning from high school.An accommodation is an adjustment in the job or job duties that will allow you to work best.For example, if you are a kinesthetic learner and your training is all online, then a job coach can be considered an accommodation for the on-boarding, and training at a new job.It is important to be able to disclose in a way that the employer understands, and in a way that does not seem negative.
She has worked for Compass Resource Group since 2011.
It is considered a reasonable accommodation that they have a job coach assist them through the paperwork and training modules to help get settled in and started.
This can frequently ease the anxiety of starting a new job.
Embrace routines, schedules, order and organization, typical strengths of adults with Aspergers. Ask for a mentor who can teach you the rules and social culture of the company and who will introduce you to people who can assist you in your work.
Adapting to unfamiliar situations may not be your strength, but when it comes to job success, whatever adjustments you can make to accommodate your challenges will only increase your chances of succeeding.