#Hire Autistic Adults, Adulting, Employment, Independence

Adulting: The Importance of Having Something In Your Life

Having some time off over the past few weeks provided me some time to self-reflect. As my mind often thinks that it would be in a better place if I remain stagnant in my activity, I also realize the importance of having responsibilities in my life as they provide a purpose for doing things to prevent me from being in a sad state of mental health.

Laurel Hill State Park Willis Pavilion
Adulting, Independence

Adulting: Expected Maturity and Expectations

In most cases, when you come of age and become an adult, if you are able in the capacity that you are able, it is expected that you explore the possibility of being employed to some extent. However, my mind many times thinks that I don’t need to do that, even though I know that is not the case.

FCHCA
Achievements, Employment, Independence

12-Year Work Anniversary

Today has been 12 years since I walked into the office of my employer. All I knew at that time is that I had a job and who my direct supervisor was. I had no idea what the job exactly involved or what I was exactly doing. What I did know was that it was an opportunity that has evolved into being more educated about mental health and advocacy. It is a job that even to this day I still love .

Employment

NDEAM: Recognize the Needs of ALL, especially Disabled Workers in the Workplace

Contrary to popular belief, Autistic People want to work, fairly and equally. We oftentimes can show our struggles or deficits more than our talents. Also those with marginal, and other barriers to employment face constant roadblocks to be a contribution to society not as a backstage piece, but one who is seen in the community and is recognized for their efforts.

#Hire Autistic Adults, Employment

NDEAM: The Benefits of Having an Autistic Employee

Being autistic, I have worked in many capacities at most points since I was 18 years old. At some intervals prior, I was volunteering in my community. My parents instilled being autistic was not an excuse to be a couch potato. I needed to do something in my life, no matter if it was only part-time, I was not to be stagnant in the house or be attracted to the computer full-time.

Yough Dam Shelter
#Hire Autistic Adults, Employment

#NDEAM: How Work Made Me Improve My Social Skills

As we move into the second week of National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month, I am starting to be more grateful for my employment opportunity that was provided to me with no questions asked 11 and a half years ago. At that time, I vaguely knew what the job entailed or what I would be doing, however I knew I could disappoint the party that sought me, therefore I made a commitment to take the job.

From the Dam
#Hire Autistic Adults, Employment

#HireAutisticAdults #NDEAM2021: 10 Things To Know

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this year and to take a break from the exhausting COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be taking Tuesdays to regenerate the #Hire Autistic Adults Series. This week we will have 10 things to know about Employment as it relates to autism.

Employment

Jobs, relationships elude adults with autism

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. To honor NDEAM, I will be taking a break for the month from the Adulting Series and Emphasizing on areas of Employment and Autism. This week, I will be discussing the issue of eludeness of jobs. among other things in the autism community

Employment

NDEAM: To Tell or Not to Tell: Issues of Disclosure in The Workplace

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. To honor NDEAM, I will be taking a break for the month from the Adulting Series and Emphasizing on areas of Employment and Autism. This week, I will be discussing the issue of disclosure in the workplace.

Acceptance and Awareness, Education

Symptoms of Autism, mixed with symptoms Bipolar and the whole working thing

Recently, I came across an article on the website The Mighty about behaviors at work while experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder. Myself having Bipolar for over 20 years, and now at this time accepting it more thought I should share my thoughts on thiis article as it relates to my recent weeks at work. As many… Continue reading Symptoms of Autism, mixed with symptoms Bipolar and the whole working thing