The Dark Side of Autism in the Workplace

  (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

Short Excerpts: On Autism

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

It’s Not Enough To Invite Everyone to the Dance, When You Forget the Music

  “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

Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives: Are They Failing Autistics?

  I work for a technological company that takes into consideration the implications of autism hiring initiatives. We work collaboratively to provide a transparent and fair recruitment process, make available free online resources, and maintain consistent communication with job seekers and employees. An autistic and a parent of an autistic both largely oversee the recruitment… Continue reading Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives: Are They Failing Autistics?

Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)

“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)

Fake It: How We are Failing Autistic Job Seekers and What You Can Do About It

  If you are familiar with the topic of autism and the workplace, you’ve likely noted that extensive time and energy is dedicated to the way in which an autistic job seeker can change their presentation style in effort to get hired. I was recently contacted by a job candidate on the autism spectrum who wrote: ‘As… Continue reading Fake It: How We are Failing Autistic Job Seekers and What You Can Do About It

Defining Autism? Consider the Source

“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