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 see this powerful post on LinkedIn — the more autistic voices, and autistic supporters on LinkedIn, the better. Change needs to be made in the mainstream. The article is by me, my legal name: Marcelle Ciampi. It wasn’t an easy one to write, and I greatly appreciate community support and your voices/input. Best to… 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 in thinking they are one in the same. This has… Continue reading It’s Not Enough To Invite Everyone to the Dance, When You Forget the Music
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?
“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)
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