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Employment: Employment Services
Disability Specific: Asperger's Syndrome


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ARC of Tuscaloosa County offers the PESE (Palk Enterprises Supported Employment) program. A program funded by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services that provides community-based assessments, job development, job coaching, and extended support to meet the employment needs of the individuals served. For information, contact Tim Green, Program Coordinator (205)758-1875

Aspergers Specific Supports is another link on the Alabama Statewide Network that has support groups for people with Aspergers. Support groups may be helpful as you may find out how others have made this transition to employment, the companies that hired them and how to find assistance.

Autism Speaks explains the IEP transition program and offers many transition resources in Alabama. There are many kinds of resources listed to assist with Aspergers Syndrome in supported employment. Listed are the Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries or Easterseals. These agencies work with employment agencies that work with employers to create jobs for the specific needs of people with disabilities.

Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome This article explains how to put ones strengths forward and how to understand what one may not be able to do as well. Included are charts on bad jobs or good jobs for people with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. This article is by Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA (November, 1999)

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