Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Disordered Compared To Who?
About this talk
Many have their hearts and minds in the right places when it comes to creating an inclusive environment for autistic people in their workplace. Sadly, alot of these well meaning attitudes, can inadvertantly cause more harm and segregation rather than inclusion. This talk provides the first steps, to both employers and autistic people in the workplace, to begin real and thoughtful dialogue.
1) That even in the age of inclusion, when it comes to autistic people there are still too many unconcious biases when it comes to us.
2) That lived experience is often the best way to determine the comfort levels of autistic people - not generic research papers.
3) That autistic people also have a responsibility to make their voices heard - not simply sitting back and waiting for their minds to be read.
Facts Related To This Presentation
The average life expectancy of autistic people - is 36-54
Only 16% of autistic adults are in full time paid employment.