Aspiedent's Blog



Autism Profiles for Children
Jul 30, 2021, 4:12 PM
Post diagnostic support for children with autism is well-known to be difficult to obtain. Not only that, but it is not always at all helpful. Aspiedent have a solution: Autism profiling. There are many underlying reasons why a child may struggle with any one autism symptom. This blog post discusses helping autistic children by figuring out and targeting their underlying autism issues. These underlying issues cause their autism symptoms, so doing it this way means that the child can become best equipped to reach their potential.
Neurodiversity in the workplace
Jul 23, 2021, 3:11 PM
Keeping the conversation and neurodiversity in the workplace as realistic as possible is important. Not everyone with autism and neurodiversity will suddenly bring innovation, superpowers, or an unstoppable work ethic into a company. Whilst there are certainly benefits to have a neurodiverse workforce, in order for it to be successful we need to take of our rose-tinted glasses or we risk setting false expectations of people and excluding the very people we are trying to include.
Identity, Discrimination and Autism
Jul 17, 2021, 7:51 AM
Although there is always space for Activism, Aspiedent try to stay away from political ideologies in relation to autism. Identity politics in particular is sometimes referred to regarding autism and the experience of being autistic. This blog post highlights some of the reasons why we do not believe autism & identity politics mix well and vents some frustrations about the topics of identity and discrimination.
Moving Forward despite disabilities and difficulties
Jul 9, 2021, 6:12 PM
Aspiedent expects the autistic adults we support into employment to do things they find uncomfortable. This post touches on how and why this is important and gives examples. For anybody to meet their potential, they must be prepared to be challenged, endure difficult experiences and accept the things they can’t change. How to support mental health at work is a hot topic at the moment. We argue that challenging people can be good for their mental health in the long term.
Company Neurodiversity Inclusion: Where to start?
Jul 2, 2021, 11:45 AM
This blog post is for good leaders who are passionate about neurodiversity inclusion in the workplace and need a bit of guidance as to where to start. It includes encouragement and some (hopefully) helpful & wise words regarding some of the issues you may face pulling off neurodiversity workplace inclusion.
Business networking and autism
Jun 25, 2021, 1:13 PM
In this blog post, we focus on business networking and autism. It took a while for us to figure out the real point of networking and why it is important. Here we try and clearly explain the point and give tips on how to do it right.
Autism Profiling Tool: An Introduction
Jun 21, 2021, 11:17 AM
This blog post describes Aspiedent’s Autism Profile Tool. What is it and why are we so excited about it? We have become excited about our plans to get our autism profile tool ‘online’, which involves standardising it and then scaling it so that many more people across the world can benefit from it.
Self-employment (for the unorganised): To-Do ‘Lists’
Jun 11, 2021, 4:20 PM
Routine, planning & organisation is important to successfully run a business or being self-employed. We developed some very unique ways of keeping and managing To-do ‘lists’. Here is a blog to share our systems. I hope they help you manage business and stay organised!
Autism Self Employment
Jun 4, 2021, 3:02 PM
A lot of people with autism feel they would or do struggle with self-employment. However, there are many ways that autism self employment could work. Arguably the most important thing for successful business people is self motivation, skill, and an excellent support network.
Two half Truths about Autism and Society
May 26, 2021, 4:11 PM
There are two autism myths. One is that autism adjustments should be made so much that autistic people should never be expected to change or adapt to fit in with ‘society’. The other is that autistic people should have their autistic traits trained out of them. What connects these myths is the fact that society cannot accommodate completely to the needs of any individual. Read on for more…