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

Celebrating Becoming ‘Normal’

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’

Diversity and Neurodiversity Defined

“In addition to creating a workplace inclusive of race, gender, and sexual orientation (to name a few), many organizations are seeking value in something even simpler, diversity of thought. In some industries that are known for being insular—think law or high-tech companies—seeking out talent with different thinking and problem solving backgrounds in critical. Deloitte research… Continue reading Diversity and Neurodiversity Defined

Autism: Outside the ‘disorder’ box

My favorite course in college, back in the late-80s, was LOGIC! If A = B and B= C, then A = C  Yes! Of course! Indeed! Bravo! Finally something that makes sense in my world! I used a similar line of logic below . . . Autism = a developmental disorder Autism = Disorder A =… Continue reading Autism: Outside the ‘disorder’ box

Autistics: We Aren’t All Tech Savvy

“Autism is a gift to an employer, not a burden. The few simple accommodations that might be required are worth the punctuality, attention to detail, creative out-of-the-box thinking, problem solving ability, task focus, etc.” Autistic Disability Supports Coordinator, Australia     Autism awareness has been on the rise for decades now, first driven by the… Continue reading Autistics: We Aren’t All Tech Savvy