An exploration of the true, human cost to removing PSA support from classes.
Work place environments can be difficult to navigate, especially for autistic people. At ease while focused on their own work, many autistic individuals are uncomfortable when people “drop in” on them out of the blue; negotiating office politics can be
Working is a stressful thing, right? Deadlines, difficult decisions, busy schedules. Everyone can identify with those stressors. But imagine what work would be like if you had a “fight or flight” response every time someone came up to you unexpectedly.
Facing a new work situation is stressful for everyone, but especially for autistic people. SO. MUCH. SENSORY. INPUT. And, of course, all the new people. So many new people. What do you do to make them like you? What if
I have recently begun writing various articles for 30seconds.com, an excellent website that brings together tips and information from a wide range of people. My most recent piece is about the need for acceptance and accommodation to support autistic people.
Have you always felt you had something to say, a story to tell, but couldn’t figure out the way to do it? Or has someone told you that your story doesn’t fit in with what people want to hear?
These facts highlight the reasons that autistic people struggle in the typical work environment. Picture an average meeting in a room, big table, sun light streaming through blinds that are moving back and forth due to the window being open,
All students – and employees – deserve to feel settled and comfortable in the environments in which they spend most of the day. Sensory rooms are an exceptional resource, one that should be prioritized for helping people recharge throughout the day.
Excellent resource of videos of the presentations made on Oct 2nd for SWAN.
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