I've never been the kind of person to go on for the endofyearroundupsocialmediastatusupdate thing. But this year has been different, and besides, I'm blogging now. Just over five months ago, I received my formal autism diagnosis. But it feels as if this whole year has been about autism – my own, and that of my … Continue reading Things I have learnt in 2016
A quick update: I've had a go at reorganising, categorising and systematising the additional resources on this site, with the hope that I'm therefore able to reach, inform, and help more people out there who might need this. I like to respond to individual messages (and these days I get quite a few, which I'm … Continue reading Information and resources page revamp
This is completely me, too.
I'm always fascinated by how different my speaking voice sounds on recordings, compared to the way I hear it in my own head. I used to cringe in horror at how unlike me it sounded, but I've seen or heard enough footage of me speaking over the years to have eventually become resigned to the … Continue reading Head Music
The experience described here is pretty much EXACTLY how I have experienced meltdowns at work. I take no credit for the words written here, but I felt them important to share, and I advise others to pass this information on.
[To all my #actuallyautistic readers: please bear with me. Some – perhaps a lot – of what you read in the following post may seem a little uncomfortable. But try and stick with it, and hopefully you'll see where I'm going with it. Love and compassion to everyone, as always.] Dear Autism Parent I just … Continue reading Dear Autism Parent
I haven’t reblogged anything for a while, but this piece is very, very valuable and pertinent. For me, the bits about interrruptions, task-switching and needing advance notice of changes to plans are ESPECIALLY important. For those people I work with who read my blog, this explains a lot!
My partner suggested I write a follow-up post that explains what an employee on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum might “look like” once they’re (we’re) on board and working for you. I decided to take his suggestion to heart; after all, his partner (me) is an Aspie, and so was his best friend. Both his best friend and I have had challenges with employers that were largely unnecessary, simply because we were undiagnosed and didn’t know how to explain the differences between us and the “rest of the world”.
So here you have it–a “bonus” post 🙂
As with the other posts in this series, I’m speaking directly to anyone who is a non-autistic/neurotypical owner, manager, supervisor, Human Resources professional, career placement services specialist, or anyone who works at a job placement entity of any kind.
So…you hired an Aspie/autistic person! First of all, awesome! Maybe you looked specifically for someone who…
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