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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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