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December 7, 2018

As a long-time HR professional, I would love to promise you that if you disclose that you are Autistic, your employer will not, can not discriminate against you based on your disclosure. But unfortunately, we don't live in such an ideal world.

Even though we have the Am...

December 3, 2018

Have you ever been told that you sound rude or harsh when you were not intending to be rude or harsh?  You just want to communicate facts, but somehow your co-workers or friends or family are reading into the pitch and volume of your voice to extrapolate intent or hidd...

"We're going to go around the table and everybody is going to tell us about their weekend."  This was the ice-breaker for a meeting I used to attend. Most of the time I didn't think about it, but one day a co-worker, who was going through a rough time personally, compl...

I am ready to quit my job because being around people in an office eight hours a day makes me depressed, stressed and so anxious that I can't sleep or really do anything else.  The in-person interactions with my boss and my co-workers are so stressful that I go home ju...

My boss is lazy.  She plays solitaire, walks around the office talking to her friends and does about 15 minutes of work a day.  She is the laziest person I've ever met.  I have to clean up her mistakes in the system, so I know that no one is holding her accountable for...

June 14, 2018

As summer approaches, for those in college, the academic year (for most) is coming to a close. Whether it's graduation time or the early planning stages for the next semester ahead, it's never too early to contemplate a potential vocation to pursue... and how to go abo...

April 10, 2018

Meetings at the office own the stereotype of being boring and/or mundane- and often rightfully so! However, the stilted nature of proper, face-to-face group communication may also be somewhat intimidating for those of us on the Spectrum.

We may find ourselves solely foc...

April 4, 2018

Managing our frustrations or our temper can often be difficult for those of us on the Spectrum. Our friends or family might be more understanding or otherwise not caught off guard by such an outburst brought about by what irritates us, but the workplace rarely offers u...

March 21, 2018

My boss told me that I am too formal in my interactions at work.  She said this is a place where employees can "let their hair down" and that because I am so formal in my interactions, people don't feel comfortable approaching me at work. I am professional, polite and...

March 19, 2018

Be sure to check out the upcoming Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair- companies participating include Microsoft, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, SAP, and several more.

Come join the conversation in our new discussion group on Facebook!

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