“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
I’ve been having a lot of great conversations this year. Here is one of those great conversations with Steve Dailey about including Autistic & Neurodivergent people in the workplace. Continue reading Luminary Interview – Christa Holmans: Neurodiversity – Everyone Has A Place In The Workplace
Since COVID started there has been change after change. As an autistic person, I struggle sometimes with change – even the good changes can be difficult.
As I’ve been forced to deal with a lot of change these days, change has gotten a bit easier for me… and some BIG changes are coming. Continue reading BIG NEWS & THANK YOU FOR 4 YEARS!!!!
Part of my autistic experience is being addicted to knowledge. If I’m interested in something, it is all I think about. My brain is sometimes impossible to turn off. When harnessed correctly, this attribute is what managers often like most about me. When I was a young adult, managing fast food was what I wanted to do more than anything else. I was hungry for all the training I could get. Continue reading An Autistic Entering the Workforce (Book Preview)
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
Please watch this video and consider how many of these sensory accommodations will benefit MOST of your employees, not JUST your employees with sensory issues. Creating a more comfortable workforce is beneficial to your entire team. Continue reading 5 Ways Employers Can Have a Sensory Friendly Office
A few thoughts on communications styles. Do you find yourself needing to adapt your own communication in order to accommodate other people’s communication styles? Continue reading An Autistic Perspective – Communication Styles
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