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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
Many autistic women are master imitators. Chanel this as a strength into acting, modeling, and cosplay!
Lighting is essential. Stay away from fluorescent, in factor for gentler lamp light. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for a lighting accommodation, when appropriate, especially during staff or club meetings.
Auditory instructions usually won’t cut it. Seek information with visuals and diagrams, and if you’re in a real bind, just take your own notes!