FEATURED: Autism Acceptance Month

FEATURED: Autism Acceptance Month

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FEATURED: Autism Acceptance Month
  • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition that causes social, communication, or behavioral differences. Gain clarity on what ASD is.

  • Is it Okay to Ask Someone if They Have Autism?

    Understand why it’s overly personal and inappropriate to ask someone about their medical conditions, including whether they have Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Medical and psychological conditions are deeply personal topics that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing.

  • Myths about Autism

    Misconceptions about autism can be harmful and damaging to people on the autism spectrum. Let’s discuss a few of the most common myths and the reality that counters them. With the proper understanding and education, we can create a more inclusive world where everyone can do great work.

  • 3 Ways to Accommodate Employees on the Autism Spectrum

    Sometimes, people who have Autism Spectrum Disorder need accommodations to do their best work. And, sometimes they don’t. Here are three ways you can accommodate and be more inclusive of employees with Autism.

  • Welcoming Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Expand your understanding of neurodiversity and the many forms it may take. Recognize the stigma that causes some individuals to keep their neurodiversity secret. Learn best practices for inclusion at your organization to maximize the proven benefits that neurodiversity can bring.

  • What is Asperger's Syndrome?

    Asperger's syndrome is a disorder on the Autism Spectrum that affects someone’s ability to communicate and socialize effectively. Gain clarity on the definition of Asperger’s syndrome.

  • What is Masking?

    Learn what masking is, who practices it, and how its effects can be harmful.

  • Is Autism a Disability?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classifies Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a disability and protects people with ASD from employment discrimination. In contrast, some people don’t consider ASD to be a disability, but rather a difference, or even an advantage.

  • Guidelines for Communicating with Employees Who Have Autism

    In order for employees with autism to reach their full potential, it’s important to be intentional about your communication choices. Here are a few strategies for creating stronger communication with coworkers who are on the autism spectrum.

  • What is the Difference Between Autism and Asperger’s?

    Gain a better understanding of the conditions known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Asperger’s syndrome. Explore how these conditions affect the way some people think, communicate, and behave. Learn about the three levels of ASD, ranging from nonverbal to high functioning.

  • Inclusive Language for Mental Health & Cognitive Diversity

    Find out how to communicate inclusively when discussing mental and emotional health and neurodiversity -- the natural variations in brain functioning for learning, thinking, and processing information. Learn to recognize and avoid language that is trivializing, derogatory, or insulting.

  • History of Neurodiversity

    The brain contains a range of natural cognitive variations, called “neurodiversity,” impacting learning, attention, mood, sociability, and other functions. Organizations should recognize that neurodiversity can be a benefit to productivity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and diversity of ...

  • What is Neurodiversity?

    Expand your understanding of neurodiversity, the natural range of variations in human cognitive processing. Learn why the benefits of a neurodiverse team – greater innovation, problem solving and creativity -- make it more than worthwhile to accommodate the work styles of neurodiverse employees.