Sometimes when I am unable to get away from other people, or the situation that I am in, or event that has triggered my meltdown, then I will go from flee to fight, and have a meltdown, where I may become air quotes, “combative”, “aggressive”, “defensive” -because I feel as if I am in danger, and cannot flee and get away from the danger, so then it switches to “defend myself and fight”. Continue reading Autism & Learning to Recognize Autistic Meltdowns Before It’s Too Late
“I’m experiencing severe burnout, trying to find a way to change out of a career that doesn’t make me happy in the least. Working has become almost impossible. I’m in technology and feel the pressure to stay because it pays well, and the skills I have honed for many years are focused in this field. I love the idea of working for myself, but I don’t even know how to transition into that, when I’m so tired at the end of my workday. I also can’t just quit and move back to my parents. I don’t have that kind of support. I’m wondering if you could talk about that in future videos or blog posts: navigating careers as an Autistic adult, transitioning into a healthier work environment and starting in a new field. I know there are no easy or straightforward answers to these questions, but at this point, anything helps.” Continue reading Choosing & Changing Careers when You are NeuroDivergent – an Autistic Perspective
Trying to figure out the future is challenging enough for young adults. Add a disability into the mix, and things get a whole lot more complicated. After all, when you’re neurodivergent, you always have to ask yourself whether or not a particular career will be feasible for you, if accommodations will be available or effective, and what kind of prejudices you’ll have to overcome from the very start. Continue reading Guest Blog: Linda Chase shares How Neurodivergent People Can Thrive in Business
I recently was invited to chat with Summer Orban on the SOSOS Podcast. I hope you enjoy our autistic ramblings on Autism & Intersectionality. Continue reading I was Invited to Summer Orban’s SOSO Podcast on Autism & Intersectionality
In Season 2, episode 5 of The Autism Podcast, we speak about all things neurodiversity, what neurodiversity means, why it is so important and the stigma associated with it, how to promote neurodiversity in the workplace and the importance of this, and much more. Continue reading The Autism Podcast – Season 2, episode 5 – Interview with Christa Holmans (aka Neurodivergent Rebel) on the topic of Neurodiversity
At first, some people may feel the urge to run around and tell everybody this new information when they find out they’re autistic. However, disclosing can be very tricky, especially in the workplace. Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Disclosing & Accommodations
This week I wanted to talk about why I make a great employee as an autistic person, and I want to take that one step further and say not only why I’m a great employee as an autistic person, but why being an autistic person makes me a great employee. I’m not a great employee in spite of my autism. Continue reading Hire Me!!! – Autistic People as Employees
Employers claim they want to be more inclusive but often fall short when policies and company culture are set up in a way that is can be off-putting for neurodivergent employees.
Are your company policies unintentionally discriminating against autistic and neurodivergent employees? Continue reading Company Policies That Keep Neurodivergent Employees Out of the Workplace
Business Smart, Business Casual, Business Professional – what does it all mean?
I’m throwing all these terms out the window in this week’s video.
How do YOU deal with office dress codes? Continue reading Work Tips – Navigating Office Dress Codes
This week’s video is requested content! I’ve had a LOT of requests to do a video with work advice. This is the first Work Tips video. More to come. Continue reading Work Tips: Stay Busy