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

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

It’s All About the Ovaries. Second Edition of Everyday Aspergers: Part One

So, I’ve been procrastinating on this post since December 2018. I’ve analyzed why and have come up short. It’s likely that I don’t care much for self-promotion. Indeed, in the last 6+ years I can count on one hand how many times I’ve asked folks to share about my Everyday Aspergers Facebook page. (And that… Continue reading It’s All About the Ovaries. Second Edition of Everyday Aspergers: Part One

Invisible . . .

  Sometimes I feel invisible when another assumes things about me that are not accurate, particularly, if their assumption contradicts my own deepest self. This happens most often when another interprets my actions as having an ulterior motive. When I speak, there are times another will assume I am: bragging to impress; stating something to… Continue reading Invisible . . .

Setting Boundaries and the Autism Spectrum

I am on the autism spectrum and have coexisting conditions, including PTSD and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Because of my prior history and the nature of my neurology, sometimes I find it hard to set boundaries. Furthermore, it is a challenge to recognize when my boundaries have been crossed. Sometimes it takes me days, months,… Continue reading Setting Boundaries and the Autism Spectrum

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA. 1.… Continue reading 8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown

 From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown Autistics have shutdowns. It’s part of life. There are multiple root causes for a shutdown, including the result of sensory overload, physical and mental exhaustion, unexpected news, anxiety about an upcoming event, and upheaval in our schedule. Sometimes it comes in combination; other times it comes down to… Continue reading From the Inside Out: An Autistic Shutdown