As an individual with #adhd with my own unique presentation and characteristics, I have THRIVED on WFH due to actually liking my new job and the fact that communication at work is primarily async by default.

I WISH this were the default mode of communication in workplaces
With ADHD, Programming, And any type of deep work;

Context switching & Interruptions are the biggest loss of productivity for me.

Cubicle drive by's, forced in person meetings that make me think "well i have a meeting in half an hour, cant start this involved project...:
These are the things that absolutely WRECK my productivity. Being able to get communication when im ready to receive it, allowing me to organize my focus blocks and go with the flow when the 🧠 is cooperating is essential for me to function even semi "normally"
speaking for myself, I am hypersensitive to my environment and the stimuli within it. Having more control over what is around me and when I allow stimuli in is how I am able to better function.
True accessibility for me would allow this type of freedom by embodying this statement:

"I TRUST you to work in the way that helps you function at your best and HEALTHIEST."
For me that's async by default, elevate bandwidth only when necessary, and if you need to talk, send a calendar invite I can async-ly accept and then prepare for and structure my focus blocks and projects around.
Cause gods know with Exec. Dysfunction I wont be diving deep into any sort of substantial code a half hour before a meeting. I'll just be sitting in a daze, immobile and antsy until the looming time block is passed.
Care about your neurodivergent friends. We have a lot more going on in our skulls than you may realize. Maybe even more than WE realize. Be kind, understanding, and accommodating.

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