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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!
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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.
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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…
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Can we get some more humility in the (class)room please?
May 20, 2021, 12:08 PM
Is humility (including open-mindedness) an undervalued quality or skill that might be key to the success of company diversity and inclusion initiatives? Can you teach and learn Diversity?
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At last! Introducing Aspiedent’s New Logo
May 13, 2021, 8:58 PM
This post is about Aspiedent CIC’s brand values, our new logo and how the two connect. Aspiedent’s values include excellence, freedom of expression of thought and opinion, and a focus on moving forward and growing.
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Does the Construction Sector Deserve Neurodiverse People?
May 10, 2021, 12:39 PM
We found some open-mindedness about employing people with autism or neurodiversity to fill skills gaps or recruit for jobs available in the construction industry. Here we discuss our experiences.
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Employee not fitting in? Think Neurodiversity.
Apr 28, 2021, 10:52 AM
We are often asked by networking contacts how they can best help Aspiedent help others. It can be as simple as listening out for complaints that an employee is not a good fit within a team, and suggesting the employer have an informal and confidential chat with us.
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Autistic Employees: Not accepting authority?
Apr 21, 2021, 3:29 PM
Thumbnail description: Some employers feel they have an autistic employee who struggles to accept authority. This got us thinking about why an employer might get this impression of an autistic employee. This blog post explores what might be going on, and how to deal with it.
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Autistic Employees: Why don’t they get it?
Apr 13, 2021, 2:17 PM
Autistic people can be extremely valuable employees. However, due to lack of understanding on both sides, autism at work can cause disruption. This blog post provides examples of disruption due to autism in the workplace and some simple solutions
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Does My Employee Even Care?
Dec 3, 2020, 1:01 PM
This blog post highlights how easily it can be to misunderstand an autistic colleagues’ actions, behaviours, and motives. It can be far more useful and less unpleasant to investigate the underlying reasons for employee behaviour, before jumping to certain conclusions about their intentions!
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