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J.D. Kraus. Foreword by John Getgey

The Aspie College, Work, and Travel Survival Guide

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Catalog No. 29456

The main objective of this book is to assist young individuals with Asperger's and autism to overcome the big leap from high school to life outside of public education.

The time right after high school can be a very frightening experience. What a person decides from this point on ultimately affects the rest of his or her life. This book is not intended to tell the reader what to do with his/her life. Rather, its focus is on helping them transition, prepare, and hopefully succeed in whatever their future endeavors may prove to be, primarily higher education and work.The book analyzes three important points.

The first covers higher education and university/colleges. The book goes into detail on the steps in enrolling for a school, campus life, teachers, school surroundings, study tips, disability services, and more.

The next point explores the workforce and how an individual with autism can prepare for employment. This section includes: résumé building, job interview tips, commuting, managing money, and networking.

The final point reviews basic tips on traveling abroad, including how to pack, choosing an airline, what to bring, and how to behave and dress in a foreign country.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prologue: Who is This Book for?

Foreword by John Getgey, MSW, LISW

Chapter 1: To Go to College or Not

Chapter 2: Preparing for College

Chapter 3: Applications & Scholarships

Chapter 4: Entering College

Chapter 5: Transferring Credits and Majors

Chapter 6: Teachers

Chapter 7: College Study Tip and the Classroom Environment

Chapter 8: Community and On-Campus Life

Chapter 9: Budget and Food

Chapter 10: The Importance of Friendships and Down Time

Chapter 11: The Final Push to Graduation

Chapter 12: Starting in the Workforce

Chapter 13: Résumé Building & All That Writing Stuff

Chapter 14: The Interview

Chapter 15: Sealing the Deal

Chapter 16: The Many Facts of Traveling

Chapter 17: New Surroundings

Chapter 18: Family and Emergencies

Epilogue: Final Notes

Acknowledgements

Tip

J.D. Kraus was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in the fourth grade, and is a University of Cincinnati graduate with a bachelor's degree in electronic media.

216 pages. 2016


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