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Jimmy Wants a Job : Episode 21, 2013

Publisher: Auckland, NZ Attitude Pictures Limited 2013Description: DVD : 29 minutes.Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | COGNITIVE PROCESSES | EMPLOYMENT | INDEPENDENCE | NEW ZEALAND | ADULTSSummary: "Jimmy Rae Brown lives with Asperger's Syndrome. Here he gives a personal insight into how he processes the world. Essentially, what it's like 'living on planet Asperger'. His main issue is processing information. His dad uses a great computer analogy to put it in context. However, Jimmy finds it harder to describe his own thought patterns. His question to you: 'what's it like being able to think straight?'" - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITEReview: Jimmy has a unique view of the world and finds communicating with people a challenge. However at age 22 Jimmy decides to look for a job so he has a reason to get out of bed in the morning. We follow Jimmy as he goes through the process of looking for work, being interviewed and finally accepting a job helping at a film festival. This is a job that suits his passion for movies but one that tests his social skills. This is a very realistic and encouraging DVD for those on the autistic spectrum, their families and potential employers.
List(s) this item appears in: Preparation for employment. June 2019 CM | Independent living skills- DVDs. August 2017 CM | Leaving school. Oct 17 CM | Personal planning Feb 2019
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"Jimmy Rae Brown lives with Asperger's Syndrome. Here he gives a personal insight into how he processes the world. Essentially, what it's like 'living on planet Asperger'. His main issue is processing information. His dad uses a great computer analogy to put it in context. However, Jimmy finds it harder to describe his own thought patterns. His question to you: 'what's it like being able to think straight?'" - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

Jimmy has a unique view of the world and finds communicating with people a challenge. However at age 22 Jimmy decides to look for a job so he has a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
We follow Jimmy as he goes through the process of looking for work, being interviewed and finally accepting a job helping at a film festival. This is a job that suits his passion for movies but one that tests his social skills.
This is a very realistic and encouraging DVD for those on the autistic spectrum, their families and potential employers.

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Fantastic story, really well done and perfect for our job club.

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