There is a large untapped workforce of autistic people who struggle to get work because employers are largely interested only in those with outstanding skills. Cognitive diversity and adjustments for can help widen the pool of potential employees and make it easy to accommodate autistic employees.
Discover the Diversity of Autism: strengths, weaknesses and barriers. Learn how understanding individual components of autism fosters support and inclusivity. Explore common communication and social interaction barriers, highlighting the infinite variations of autistic experiences.
Here we delve in to real life Workplace Assessments which explore focus and processing challenges in autism. Learn why personalised solutions matter, avoiding one-size-fits-all assumptions. In autism, understanding the individual goes beyond labels. The whole person needs to be explored, not just the diagnosis in order to uncover the issues that are causing the symptoms. Only by doing this, is it possible to provide effective tailored support.
Presented here is a recent progress update from a mother who engaged Aspiedent for an Autism profile for her daughter just over two years ago. It details the notable advancements the child has achieved in her academic journey and self-awareness. The impact of this assessment has been transformative, leading to significant improvements in both her daughter's school and home life.
Can you imagine wanting to connect with someone, wanting to be involved and fit in but being unable to do so? For some people, this is difficult or even impossible because exposing anything about themselves triggers anxiety in various forms. In this blog post we discuss the little known condition of Exposure Anxiety.
Processing issues are very common in autism and generally cause communication issues. As a response to their individual processing difficulties, autistic individuals develop coping strategies in order to cope with the world around them. Some of these strategies are good coping mechanisms, becoming strengths leading to positive outcomes. Whilst others can lead to problems, putting them in difficult situations and preventing them achieving their goals.
In this blog post we look at why there are often communication difficulties between sales people and technical people. The main issue is that sales people and technical people are interested in different things and neither finds what the other does interesting. It is possible to bridge this gap.
To meet the diagnostic criteria (DSM-5) for autism, a person must have persistent deficits in each of the 3 areas of Part A plus at least 2 of 4 behaviours in part B. In this blog post we argue that the behaviours in Part B actually cause the issues in Part A. We believe that looking into Part B first helps with understanding 'why' an individual presents with a collection of symptoms that leads to a diagnosis of autism. If you understand 'why' then you will be able to design appropriate interventions to support them better.
All parents want their children to have the same access to education and opportunities as other children So that they can play a full part in society when they are grown up. This includes gainful employment in a way that meets their potential. In this blog we discuss if autistic children are failed by the system because education does not cater to individual needs.
Different ways of thinking can cause friction, misunderstanding and miscommunication within a team. If one particular way of thinking dominates in a team, those who think differently can be shouted down and/or ignored simply because the majority does not realise they have something important to contribute. This blog post discusses the impact of top down and bottom up thinking within a team. Those who think bottom up or a bit of both top down and bottom up thinking tend to find it difficulty to make their views heard because they are in a minority.