Aspiedent's Blog



What is the difference between autism and aspergers?
Sep 11, 2020, 12:52 PM
What is the difference between autism and aspergers, is a common question. It can cause all sorts of confusion. This article aims to make the difference easy to understand, while also highlighting the complexities of the answer.
Autism is an umbrella term
Sep 2, 2020, 1:08 PM
What is Autism? This is a question that is asked a lot and it is a perfectly good question. But actually, Autism is just not something that can be defined easily. Autism is an umbrella term for a whole range of different underlying difficulties, unified by a set of common symptoms.
Resources for Autistic Employees and Their Employers: Reasonable Adjustments
Aug 14, 2020, 2:57 PM
There are written resources for employers who manage somebody with autism. Here we explore reasonable adjustments at work and explain some common misunderstandings.
Resources for Autistic Employees and their Employers: Workplace Assessments
Aug 7, 2020, 1:23 PM
What are the important differences between Occupational Health Assessments and Autism Workplace Assessments? How do you know which company to choose to undertake an Autism Workplace Assessment? Here is some guidance.
Resources for Autistic Employees and their Employers: The Autistic Community
Jul 29, 2020, 1:14 PM
The Autistic Community can be a useful resource for employers and employees with autism, but it can be confused with expert autism training.
Resources for Autistic Employees and their Employers: Access to Work
Jul 24, 2020, 1:03 PM
Access to Work is DWP’s best kept secret. You can get a grant for equipment and support at work if you have autism or aspergers. Read on for more.
Is an interview really the best way to recruit a candidate for a job?
Jul 16, 2020, 10:31 AM
We discuss how interviews disadvantage some otherwise brilliant workers including autistic ones. It highlights there are more logical and effective ways to ensure the right person is recruited for a role.
Are You Missing a Trick in your struggle to obtain valuable employees?
Jul 9, 2020, 12:59 PM
Are you missing a trick in your search for valuable employees? With the right understanding in place, employing people with autism could be a brilliant move for your small business.
Is Autism a disorder or a difference?
Jul 2, 2020, 2:40 PM
The answer to whether autism is disorder or a difference; a superpower, or a disability, is not straightforward. For some people it is clearly a disorder, for some a difference and for some, it is both.
Autism, Change, and COVID19
Jun 26, 2020, 2:19 PM
This post explores ways in which social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic might help autistic people, but hinder non-autistic people.