Hunting for a job

Job searching can strike fear in the hearts of autistic people. First off, needing a new job, which is the case for so many during this current economic crisis, is frightening enough. But coupled with the crushing statistic that over a third of autistic young adults do not have jobs and 85% of autistic college […]

Self-Advocating at Work

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workplaces must provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Autism Spectrum Disorder is generally included as a disability covered under ADA. Yet, many autistic people struggle to ask for accommodations from their employers. Why do autistic people flail in the face of accommodations requests? Ableism, stigma, and unclear […]

Working from Home

If you’re the lucky autistic who has a job where you work (or study) from home, I suggest going to coffee shops to get things done. While it’s nice to stay in our comfy clothes and control all sensory things in our bedrooms, a different environment might help you focus more and procrastinate less.

Meltdowns & Responsibilities

Meltdowns can catch us by surprise. We feel like we are blossoming, doing all the right things. We’re up to date on our work, staying in touch with friends, and keeping the house in order. We check items off the checklist; we add more. The workload builds gradually, casting a dark shadow. Then, out of […]

Job Searching

Job searching can strike fear in the hearts of autistics. First off, needing a new job, which is the case for so many during this current economic crisis, is frightening enough. But coupled with the crushing statistic that over a third of autistic young adults do not have jobs and 85% of autistic college grads […]