Josie Santomauro, author, speaker, consultant and mother of a son with Asperger's Syndrome
This is a fascinating workbook written with Aspie insight and advice - for Aspies - from an Aspie. Jeanette has thought of everything incorporated in the workforce, with specific activities that draw out the reader's own personal ambitions, thoughts and future plans. Including her own personal experiences helped cement the foundation of the book. This workbook is a practical, encouraging, unique resource to help steer any Asperteens who are nearly ready or looking for employment.
Ellen Fisher, aged 14
As an teenage girl with Asperger's Syndrome, this book gave me courage and the information I need to get a job and to have a basic understanding of work. It's easy to read and Jeanette explains each aspect of working and getting a job really well. This book is useful to young Aspies, like myself, wanting to enter the world of work. I think it's also useful for parents to read so they can help their child with this new experience.
Craig Evans, founder of Autism Hangout and editor of Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth
If you're on the spectrum wanting to work, this book is for you! Aspie mentor Jeanette Purkis shares meaningful insights to help you discover your place in today's workforce.
Sarah Flach, aged 13
This book told me lots of useful information about the workplace and how to get a job. The illustrations made it more exciting and encouraged me to read more. The activities are fun and helped me to think about jobs I might do when I finish school.
Barb Cook, Editor-in-Chief of Autism Aspergers Network Magazine and co-founder of Australian Autism Aspergers Network Inc.
Getting that first job can be a daunting experience. In this workbook, Jeanette provides step-by-step, easy-to-understand advice on how to succeed in joining the workforce. With a positive approach to résumé writing, gaining work experience, sound interview skills, to what is expected in the workplace, The Wonderful World of Work opens up many doors of opportunity, arming Asperteens with the right knowledge and ambition to mastering a fulfilling career ahead.