BBC 2 films neurodiversity employment documentary

UK – The famed British channel BBC 2 will film and broadcast a documentary on employment problems for people with learning differences. The working title is “Employ Me” and will showcase employable people with autism, Tourette’s, and AHDH. This documentary hopes to promote the idea that neurodiverse people can be employed and may possess great […]

Vocational school helps people with autism

Sherman Oaks, CA – A new vocational school has opened up to help train people on the spectrum for jobs in Hollywood. Called Exceptional Minds, the school was started by assistant director of the classic film Kramer vs. Kramer Yudi Bennett, and her friends in the film industry who also have children on the spectrum. […]

Patterns for Success: Playing it Loose

The boss comes in and asks you to stop what you’re working on. He’s got something very important for you, and the more you hear, the dumber it sounds. “No. That’s stupid.” For many of us, that’s the gut reaction. It’s the first thing on our lips, and because we’re good, honest people, we say […]

Patterns for Success – The Break Room Slob

There it is again. Somebody left a bowl of hummus in the sink, half-filled with water, as if they’re waiting for someone else to come and clean it up. Or they just want you to be revolted by it. You know who it is. Jimmy from the Sales team was just eating hummus 20 minutes […]

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: 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 […]