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Does Aspergers qualify for ADA?

Does Aspergers qualify for ADA?

This is especially true because under the ADA Amendments Act, which expansively interprets the concept of disability, individuals with Asperger’s and autism very likely will be treated as disabled. The Jakubowski case highlights some of the competing considerations for employers inherent in these circumstances.

Are people with aspergers special needs?

If a school aged student is diagnosed with high functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Asperger’s”) and has special needs that rise to the level of requiring special education services, he or she would be classified and receive an Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”).

What are reasonable accommodations for Aspergers?

Examples of reasonable accommodations include providing written instructions, allowing the use of headphones to block office noise, a modified training program, flexible scheduling, etc.

What are good jobs for Aspergers?

Here are eight types of occupations that may be a good fit for someone on the autism spectrum.

  • Animal science.
  • Researcher.
  • Accounting.
  • Shipping and logistics.
  • Art and design.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Information technology.
  • Engineering.

What is the best job for someone with Aspergers?

Computer science is a good choice because it is very likely that many of the best programmers have either Asperger’s syndrome or some of its traits. Other good majors are: accounting, engineering, library science, and art with an emphasis on commercial art and drafting.

Can you work if you have Aspergers?

People with Asperger’s Syndrome can be excellent employees as they are often reliable, punctual, have a professional attitude to work, a high level of attention to detail and are good with routine and repetition.

Should I tell my employer I have Aspergers?

It is not necessary to tell your co-workers and colleagues about your autism or your need for accommodations. They might become aware of the accommodations you have, if any (like extra breaks or a flexible starting time), but they are not entitled to know why.

When was my son diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome?

This is so true, my son was diagnosed with Aspergers in the 90’s when there was not a lot of “buzz” about it. He did okay, but now as an adult he seems to be having difficulty especially with anxiety and confidence. I am worried for him, and keep directing him towards counseling, but he hasn’t yet. Any suggestions? I can completely relate to this.

Who is the wife of an adult with Aspergers?

In 2011 he got married for the first time, and his wife Rachel works for ATC in Adult Services. Ken graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications, and once worked as a radio traffic reporter, interactive announcer and writer, and news producer in Dallas.

Is it possible to get help for Asperger syndrome?

Psycom believes assessments can be a valuable first step toward getting treatment. All too often people stop short of seeking help out of fear their concerns aren’t legitimate or severe enough to warrant professional intervention.

Where did Ken from Asperger’s go to college?

Ken graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications, and once worked as a radio traffic reporter, interactive announcer and writer, and news producer in Dallas. He views Asperger’s as a difference, not a defect, and has come to appreciate the positive aspect’s of Asperger’s.

How can we help young adults with Asperger’s syndrome?

We have been successful in helping young adults with Asperger’s on the path to independent living because of our unique approach to treating the many challenges faced by young adults with Asperger’s syndrome. Life is pretty structured, planned out, and predictable when you are a child.

This is so true, my son was diagnosed with Aspergers in the 90’s when there was not a lot of “buzz” about it. He did okay, but now as an adult he seems to be having difficulty especially with anxiety and confidence. I am worried for him, and keep directing him towards counseling, but he hasn’t yet. Any suggestions? I can completely relate to this.

Can a young adult with Asperger’s make friends?

Young adults with Asperger’s are often challenged in social situations. You might miss social cues, have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations, and present as awkward. So how are you suddenly supposed to go out into the world and make friends on your own?

How does OPI help young adults with Asperger’s syndrome?

At OPI, we believe that it is a combination of all three. We have been successful in helping young adults with Asperger’s on the path to independent living because of our unique approach to treating the many challenges faced by young adults with Asperger’s syndrome. Life is pretty structured, planned out, and predictable when you are a child.