Patterns For Success – Eye Contact

One of the greater challenges of being an autistic professional in a neurotypical world is the expectation of making eye contact during conversations. For a neurotypical person, eye contact is a positive and reassuring behavior. But for the autist, it can be extremely uncomfortable, or even overwhelming. Some can manage to make eye contact, but it […]

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Patterns for Success: Office Lighting

Our hero slinks down the cold basement hallway, gripped with terror at the thought of what might be around the next corner. The hidden horrors could be anywhere, but his senses are overwhelmed by the state of disrepair of the place. Old fluorescent light bulbs are flickering hatefully, as if to taunt him and wish […]

Patterns for Success: Personal Kanban

One of the best daily routines to assure personal and professional success is to manage your responsibilities with a system. Today, I’m going to tell you about how to use the Personal Kanban system to manage your responsibilities. The word kanban is of Japanese origin, and simply means sign board or billboard. The kanban system is a very visually-oriented […]

Patterns for Success: The Pomodoro Technique

There is an old proverb that says “no good deed goes unpunished”. You’re settled into your job, and you’ve scored a few victories. Great! Your hard work and great results have resulted in an increase in the scope of your responsibilities. But you still only have a finite amount of time in the day. What do […]

Patterns for Success – First Day on the Job

You’ve got the job. Congratulations! Your first day of work will be stressful, if only because there are so many new things to experience, people to meet, and finding your way around the office. You may be inundated by new co-workers coming to welcome you, shaking your hand, and striking up conversation. It’s important here […]

Patterns for Success – Landing the Job: An Overview

Welcome to my first of what I hope will be many contributions to the Autism community via Autism Daily Newscast. As a high functioning autistic person with a well-established career in the software industry, I expect to research and share with you patterns for success in your career endeavors. While it is frequently a challenge, […]