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Benefits of Neurodiversity Profiling for Businesses
Dec 3, 2021, 7:53 PM
Personality profiling tests are big business. Businesses see the value in understanding their leaders and managers. Whether this is to facilitate better working relationships, foster productive teamwork, or to identify talent, it’s not an alien concept. But what about Neurodiversity Profiling? I like to think about neurodiversity profiling as the NextGen personality profiling.
Do you have delayed processing?
Nov 26, 2021, 8:27 PM
Do you ever get told a joke and it takes a day to get it? Delayed processing is an issue commonly found in autism, but can be found in anybody. This blog post talks about the difference between slow processing of incoming information and delayed processing. Although they may sound similar, they are actually very different issues. Perhaps you have delayed processing.
Possible job roles for people with slow processing
Nov 19, 2021, 6:13 PM
This blog post discusses potential job roles for people with slow processing of incoming information. Jobs for people with slow processing speed or a slow processing disorder do not have to be low paid or boring! Slow processing issues are often found in autism and neurodiversity.
What is slow processing in autism & neurodiversity?
Nov 12, 2021, 11:37 AM
Slow processing speed is an issue for many people with autism and can also be found in the general population. This blog discusses what slow processing of information is, different manifestations of slow processing and what issues a slow processing disorder can cause.
Autism does not have a monopoly on Sensory Issues
Oct 29, 2021, 6:01 PM
Sensory issues could be affecting you, even if you’re not autistic. Autism sensory issues are quite well-known as an autism issue. However, sensory issues are not just found in autism. If sensory issues are considered when designing accessible workplace environments for or your team, you may get more work done.
Autism friendly management style – servant leadership?
Oct 22, 2021, 6:06 PM
The blog post attempts to answer the question: how can we make workplaces more autism and neurodiversity friendly, without interfering with the needs of most of the population…? Servant leadership as a management style could be an option to enable an autism friendly working environment.
Hidden diversity in Business: A better way forward?
Oct 15, 2021, 5:43 PM
This blog post ponders the future and potential ways how to have a successful business while cultivating nurturing, honest, and open-minded practice. This would quality training about hidden diversity, such as neurodiversity. A good step towards opening up the labour market to autistic people, is more acceptance of different ways of thinking, and different ways at looking at things (even if it is not politically correct) and the benefits this may bring.
Is autism a super power? Not really.
Oct 8, 2021, 6:24 PM
Among other things, Greta Thunberg is known for proclaiming that her autism is a superpower and without that she would not be able to do what she does. She is not alone with kinds of claims. Many people claim that it is their autism that helps them to excel at what they do. Aspiedent can assure you that the people we support do not have superpowers.
What are mild and severe autism?
Oct 1, 2021, 5:38 PM
Autism spectrum condition (ASD) is commonly referred to as being mild autism or severe autism. Actually, autism is not linear and the amount of support needed is not necessarily an indication of the severity of the autism. Autism is an umbrella term that includes many different kinds of difficulties.
The controversy surrounding a ‘cure’ for autism
Sep 24, 2021, 5:09 PM
A recently published autism research paper suggests that early intervention for children who are showing some early sign of autism can reduce their risk of being given an autism diagnosis. This autism research demonstrates that this specific intervention which improves the way parents interact with their child can help children who are having difficulty with social interaction and possibly with sensory processing disorder. It may help clinicians tell the difference between children who really have autism and those who are at risk of being misdiagnosed with autism. Autism diagnosis as a way to get support is not helpful because it tends to lead to the wrong kind of support.