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August 28, 2009 07:00 ET

Canadian's Book on Asperger Syndrome Featured in New Film

"How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome" is an employment tool in the newly released film "Adam"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - Torontonian Gail Hawkins - founder of an Asperger Syndrome employment consultancy - is the author of a practical guide for the Asperger population that figures prominently in director Max Mayer's new feature film "Adam", the Alfred P. Sloan prize winner at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

"How To Find Work That Works For People With Asperger Syndrome", published in 2004, continues to be distributed to an expanding roster of countries worldwide, helping a growing adult Asperger population learn targeted job search strategies, interview techniques and work skills.

The book, passages of which are the source of an interview prep montage in "Adam", is a compilation of techniques developed by Hawkins over the course of 20 years in a practice that's evolved to include assessment, coaching, employment placement and employer education - as well as a paid apprenticeship program she's pioneered at her cafe, Niche Coffee & Tea Company, on Toronto's trendy Queen West.

About Gail Hawkins

Gail is an innovative consultant and practitioner, a frequent guest speaker, author of How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), contributing author to Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome Integrating Multiple Perspectives (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), and professional commentator on Nick Dubin's DVD: Asperger Syndrome and Employment - A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

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