For Managers &
Best Position to Support
Are you aware that your team member(s) may have a special talent?
Do you know how valuable a neurodistinct report can be when they provide an alternative perspective in a project?
WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY and WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism is one of the typical type under broad "Neurodiversity " umbrella. Autism is a neurological variation diagnosed in between 1% and 2% of the population, with potentially a higher percentage among engineers. It is also widely under-diagnosed, particularly within historically marginalized groups. What causes Autism is not fully understood but seems to involve a variety of genetic and neonatal factors. The end result is that autistics tend to have particularly high levels of synaptic connectivity and responsiveness, leading to their experience of the world around them being more intense and chaotic than it is for allistic (non-autistic, frequently neurotypical) individuals.
Etiquette for Working with an Autistic Person
It’s important to note that much of the “common knowledge” available to allistics about autism is either incorrect, comes from allistic-headed organizations that work on behalf of autistics, or are based on teaching young children.