Texted my friend Steff today. She had a ‘non-eventful’ flight . . . Not, me! I’m at a layover for a few hours. On my way to Hartford, Connecticut for a conference. Where I live in Olympia, Washington, it’s currently 3 am. But, I am in the airport in Chicago, Illinois; thusly, in this reality,… Continue reading Why I Don’t Like Flying (or Traveling) . . .
(Please note, I read EVERY SINGLE comment on my blog, and have for years, but WordPress hasn’t been letting me reply or accept comments as of late; some computer glitch. You can talk directly to me on my Facebook page or LinkedIn page.) Please see this powerful post on LinkedIn — the more autistic… Continue reading The Dark Side of Autism in the Workplace
Hello friends. Sisters and brothers on the spectrum and those that are our strong supporters. . . be they lovers, friends, companions, guardians, counselors, neighbors, relatives . . . I’ve been working on a companion book to Everyday Aspergers. It will be excerpts from my three blogs Everyday Aspergers, Everyday Aspie, and Belly of a… Continue reading Short Excerpts: On Autism
“Many organizations worldwide are grappling with the opportunities and challenges of working with diversity. Diversity is a complex concept. ” ~ Working with Diversity: A Framework for Action Inclusion in the workplace looks very different than diversity initiatives. A trap organizations fall into is thinking they are one in the same. This has been… Continue reading It’s Not Enough To Invite Everyone to the Dance, When You Forget the Music
“We are loyal to those who support and nurture us . . . It frustrates me that I am expected to follow the same trajectory as all the others, while my positive traits are down played. If my employer could only help me to be my best, they’d get the best employee ever.” Apprentice Truck… Continue reading Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)
“The main thing every business leader should know about autism is the understanding of autism itself. Without it you will not only be unable to utilize the strengths of your employee, but it will be a complete waste of time, as you’re presuming you speak a language you’ve never learned better than someone who’s spoken… Continue reading Defining Autism? Consider the Source
I posted a, what-turned-out-to-be, thought provoking statement on social media yesterday (on my Facebook author’s page and Everyday Aspergers page). Thank you for all who partook in the discussion. I had angst after I made my post, and started to stim and move into OCD behaviors. I had to modify one part of my posted… Continue reading Celebrating Becoming ‘Normal’