autism

Problem Solving Brains

Often creativity and problem solving are seen as different but I see them as part of the same skill set. Good problem solvers use creative solutions. Working with people requires creativity There are many trainers in the EDI space with varying experience who work across the entire spectrum – no pun intended – from workplace …

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Resentment – strange word to use when talking about Diversity training or is it?

Most people want to crack on with their day while at work and training or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tacked onto an already stressful or possibly a boring role. Diversity training in my previous role was focussed on race and ethnicity and there was usually at least one person to voice reservations about the …

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Girl Power(houses) with ADHD

Emma Watson aka Hermione Granger is an actress diagnosed with inattentive ADHD since childhood. Solange Knowles – sister of Beyonce and a musical genius in her own right sought out two diagnoses before accepting the condition. Simone Biles – Olympian, speaks openly about medication and reduces the stigma surrounding ADHD. She views it as a …

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Six Simple Steps for Interviewing Autistic candidates

Interviews traditionally rely on communication skills. Autistic candidates may find it hard to market themselves or be enthusiastic. Key areas of challenge at interview can be: · Eye contact and body language.· Conversation – keeping the flow or knowing how to answer an open question.· Appropriate level of formality and adjusting tone of voice. What …

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Reducing Recruitment Barriers for People with Autism

Organisations are required by law to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with a disability and Neurodiverse conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s which fall under this umbrella. The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace. Minor adjustments to encourage applications is the start. Job descriptions often have a …

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Autism and the Workplace – Strengths and Benefits of Hiring

What is Autism? – A lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive and interact in the world and is a fundamental aspect of their personality. Autistic people can have great attention to detail, are good at routines and timekeeping which makes them reliable employees. So why are so many underemployed? Skills – high levels …

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