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Autism in the Workplace II - The Sequel.
#thread #autism #autistic #Neurodiversity #pda #aspergers #HumanResources /1
I'm going to carry on my thread from last night and look at some more ways that #autism and the world of work interact. I can't desk for all #autistic people and am basing this on my own experience, reading and listening. /2
Work cliques and politics. My heart feels heavy even mentioning this, as it can be so corrosive to #autistic people (and pretty detrimental to neurotypical folk too), but it needs airing and discussion. /3
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#Aspergers sucks. There's no two ways about it. It makes your life hard, and burdens those who love you. What if I told you there's a way to "hack" the disorder you live with, minimize the negative, & harness parts of it for good? I've done it. Click this thread to learn more:
Before I go any further, I want to make it clear that Your Mileage May Vary. Everyone's disorder is different and you may be better or worse off right now than I was. That said, life-skill tools are useful for anybody, whether "Normie" or Aspie.
Let's start with some stats. It's been estimated that 90% of Aspies are unemployed, and an estimated 15-20% of the homeless population has Asperger's. There's been little work done on suicide frequency, but it's incredibly common, including among my personal friends who suffer.
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To those of you who say people with autism don't feel emotions I say this:
The past few days have been very difficult for me. My mam has been very upset and although I know why, I have no idea how to correct it. This has a consequence of making me more upset. I know that it's
not my responsibility to make her happy, but when the only person I have ever known that would do anything for me is upset, it bothers me greatly. Added to this that I am unable to express or even understand my feelings makes me even more frustrated. I get angry at myself for not
being able to help my mam. I spent a long time with my mam and emotion cards as a boy, so when my mam is sat on her sofa crying because of something someone has said, I know that she has been deeply hurt. Yet the only way I know how to help her is by making her a cup of tea,
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