Autism presents many challenges in a neurotypical working environment, primarily because autistic minds process language differently. This is critically important information to have when working with autistic people and supporting them in the workplace. I agree with Temple Grandin’s observations on the three different autistic means of thought processing and the ideal way to use those to our advantage: let’s just say, “Here’s what I’m good at, and here’s where I need help. What are your talents?” So much more straightforward than the confusing dance that occurs in typical work environments! But maybe that’s my Verbal/Logic Thinker side showing. 😉
How we think makes a BIG difference!