Below, please find some frequently asked questions about Autism/Asperger’s and AWorks.
How long has Asperger Works been in existence?
Asperger Works has been in existence since 2012 and has been a 501(c)(3) charitable organization since July, 2014.
What programs do you offer? How can I get services?
We offer many services including:
- Individual and/or group living-skills training
- Education programs that include – but are not limited to
- How to find jobs
- How to write resumes
- How to fill out applications
- How to interview for a job
- How to dress for an interview
- Individual job coaching
For more details, please visit Client Services.
If you are interested in receiving services or have any other questions, please contact us.
Does Asperger Works have any people with AS in positions of authority?
We are extremely proud of the diversity of our Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Our Executive Director/President is an Aspie as are at least two other members of our Board of Directors. In fact, our bylaws dictate that our ED and twenty-five percent (25%) or more of our Board membership be on the Spectrum.
This insistence on having Aspies in leadership positions can make things difficult at times; but we conscientiously made the decision to not only “talk the talk,” but to also “walk the walk.”
For more, please visit: https://aspergerworks.org/about-us/board-of-directors/
I have heard a lot about neurodiversity. What exactly is it?
What does ASD stand for? How about AS? What’s the difference?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as a single disorder that includes disorders that were previously considered separate:
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Childhood disintegrative disorder
- Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, often alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. Aspies, as they commonly refer to themselves, are usually highly intelligent, honest to a fault, and very focused when involved in a task.
AS differs from other Autism Spectrum Disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Often physical clumsiness and atypical (peculiar or odd) use of language are also reported.
Where can I find more information about ASD?
You may find more information throughout our website, but for additional FAQs, please visit Frequently Asked Questions about ASD.
What is your mailing address?
You may write to us at
Asperger Works, Inc.
48 Marshland Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
How and when do I get a gift receipt?
We send you a thank-you letter upon the receipt of your donation and a detailed donation receipt by no later than the second week of January.
Do you have a Tax ID Number? If yes, what is it?
Asperger Works, Inc. is a US registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Gifts are deductible under applicable laws. Please consult your tax professional if you have questions.
Once you make a donation to our organization, we will be happy to provide you with our Tax ID number.
Why should I donate to Asperger Works and what is my money being used for?
Please see Why Asperger Works? Your donations are used to provide services to our clients.
Can I aid you by fundraising for your cause?
By all means, help us fundraise! Thank you for your interest in aiding us! Here is what you can do:
- Participate in any, or all, of our fundraising activities by contacting our volunteer coordinator.
- Spread the word about our organization to your family, friends, and neighbors and get them involved in our fundraising activities.
- Do you have fundraising ideas that could help us raise more funds? Share them with us by contacting our volunteer coordinator.
Do you have any volunteer, internship, or job opportunities?
We have a number of volunteering positions available. We have just begun to offer non-paying internships. Should you wish to intern with us through a program at your school, by all means, contact our volunteer coordinator.
Presently, we are not accepting applications for paid positions, but in the future, we will be renewing our search for a qualified job coach. Please check the Job Coach page for more information.
Can I use the Asperger Works logo and/or pictures or videos on your Website when I fundraise for your organization?
Can I interview you for a class project or a class paper?
There are many misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorders, especially Asperger’s Syndrome. It is our belief that education of the public and employers is a key component of our organization. Therefore, members of our Board would be happy to be interviewed by students of local high schools and colleges. Please contact us at email@example.com.
Could I invite you to appear at an event or a conference?
Can you send me some information like brochures or pamphlets?