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

It’s Time WE Start Questioning Emotional IQ Tests for Autistics

  At times autistics are said to have low emotional IQ levels and told that they need improve emotional IQ levels, by well-meaning employers and support professionals. In fact, some individuals on the autism spectrum are segregated in work environments and told to take emotional IQ trainings, while their peers are not subjected to such… Continue reading It’s Time WE Start Questioning Emotional IQ Tests for Autistics

A Stranger in My Home

  I rented a room out in my house this past October. My middle son left for college. I had the extra room and needed the extra funds. I didn’t realize having a stranger in my house would be detrimental to my mental well being. I thought I’d learned enough about me, and being on… Continue reading A Stranger in My Home

“Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how you wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture Empowerment comes with responsibility. Now, more than ever, as autistics become empowered, and meet together in thousands of circles on social media, in coffee shops, at festivals and conferences, we must acknowledge that our voices will affect generations of autistics to come. As autistics,… Continue reading Dynamite of Discord: The Responsibility of Influencers in the Autism Culture

Social Media and Autism/Aspergers

According to the National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Most people who identify with being on the autism spectrum (Autism Spectrum Disorder/ASD)… Continue reading Social Media and Autism/Aspergers

Social Media Addiction: More to Life than a Like Button

For years I justified my hours spent on Facebook. I reasoned I was connecting with others, raising awareness, offering out support, providing a platform for my thoughts, and paving the way for future vocational endeavors and friendships. While all of these reasons remain just and true, there were aspects about my time online in social… Continue reading Social Media Addiction: More to Life than a Like Button