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    Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2024 2024-03-28

    A series of talks on neurodiversity
  2. AngelaS267

    It never seems like enough

    Hey all, I've had a difficult year and I feel like the weight of the world has been on my shoulders (I'm sure for many of us.) One thing that has just been grinding me down over the years is my performance at work never seeming to measure up to anyone's expectations. I have an education, got...
  3. autism-and-autotune

    Can I vent about my crummy day at work?

    Apologies if this isn't allowed. What's...unique about the situation is that despite it being a bad bad day, I still had all my spoons and executive function...but as of right now I'm over it an incapable. So I work the retail, etc. etc. Particularly yesterday it was not good because there was...
  4. Jenisautistic

    History has its eyes on me (reference intended)

    Hello everyone Now that I am doing job training and learning how to work volunteer and be an intern I hope that I will be able to pave the way for people like me,for people with more significant or risky disabilities like medical stuff to have a chance and to better find a place in this world I...
  5. autism-and-autotune

    My accommodations at work FINALLY got approved!

    I can now wear a pin which displays my selective mutism :) Also, my managers have been super understanding and accommodating for what tasks I know I can do, and understanding of my abilities and limitations. I was worried because I'd heard this particular location wasn't the kindest towards...
  6. T

    Coping with work socially

    I find it really difficult in work when people start coming in and I'm serving them and taking orders. I read into every facial expression and feel very hyperaware of peoples moods. I automatically jump to thinking somethings wrong with me or something I've done if they look angry or have a...
  7. Mr Alligator

    Anxiety at the start of annual leave

    It sucks. Break up from work for two weeks. Already anxious about all the work I’ll come back to (Helpdesk tickets assigned to me whilst on leave, various emails from various people, tasks that are outstanding on my projects, etc). Urgh. Considered cancelling some of the leave, but I...
  8. autism-and-autotune

    Is there such a thing as an UNREASONABLE accommodation?

    As I get ready to head into work, this question has been spinning in my head since my interviews. Yes, education and employment is meant to provide its people with 'reasonable accommodations' so they can complete educational lessons or work tasks. But what is 'reasonable' and what isn't? This...
  9. autism-and-autotune

    Can I have some advice, please, on protocol regarding disclosing my autism to my employer?

    Good day, and thanks in advance! I'm returning to the same company which I worked at over the course of four years. I'm grateful to be working again but I can already think of some things which may give me sensory issues on the job, which I know will impact the interpersonal aspect of the...
  10. autism-and-autotune

    Ask, and ye shall receive!

    The good news is that after almost a couple years, I've had the fortune of someone finally accepting a job application. That's the good news. ..the bad news, if I can look a gift horse in the mouth, is that it's retail. I worked in retail all throughout college and beyond, and it got me to...
  11. chameleonov

    Need a Job where I don't meet people

    Hi people. Im looking for advice for a work place. This is about me trying to find an independent job. ***Side story(Just ignore it)*** I pretty recently have come to the realization that I'm not compatible with people, I mean at all. I'm 37 and I work as a forklift driver at a place where I...
  12. AutisticMilly

    Struggling with Job Hunt

    Like many autistic people, I am struggling to find a job right now. I have worked before and am currently employed. My past two jobs, which were very interaction-centric, were horrible for me. I work with minimal people at my current job, but pretty much am only employed there through a...
  13. Ikarus Diary

    All I Learned While Working Is That NT People Are So Complicated

    Hi. For the last two weeks, I've been a trainee at a psychiatric. As I mentioned in my last blog, I had to take care of a whole unit of patients managed by a nursery assistant who taught me. As they changed shifts, I had three different coworkers. And luckily they all were really nice and...
  14. Ikarus Diary

    I Can't Carry This Anymore

    Hi. The context of my situation is that I'm doing the final module of my course and it's practical training. My shift is 7 hours long every week day until June 30th. During these hours I have to wake up 16 patients, bath some of them, do beds, put breakfasts, give medication, clean the dishes...
  15. As sweet as-pie

    Does full-time work seem impossible to anyone else?

    Hi All. Been a while since I posted here. I've had trouble with education since I was a teenager, dropping out a total of 5 times since then. I'm now at University via a distance learning course and loving it. The freedom it gives me is something I value a lot and something I need in any...
  16. PinkPhilodendron

    Should I apologize?

    Hey guys, I need your evaluation and recommendation please. I had a phone call with my colleague/supplier last week who I am still crushing on and usually the mood is rather nice and fun and teasing when we talk. But this time we hit a bump. It started out very nice and charming in the...
  17. OnyxM

    Major work mess up

    I'm on the spectrum but I also have inattentive ADHD. Or ADD. I've been job hopping for years, I'm 28. Where I live we have many financial problems and the place is small which means that jobs are even harder to find during the winter season. I've been desperately looking for a job for months...
  18. Jay A

    How to inform my Employer (New Diagnosis)

    Hey there, Thanks to all for a warm welcome to the forum here. I was a little anxious at first, but after doing some browsing and seeing the fun responses to my intro post, I feel better. I could really use some advice about how I should go about letting my employer know of my recent...
  19. Binary_Bark

    Work, moving around = Stress & anxiety

    This morning the owner of the company, C, came into the office. Seems to me some kind of issue, not much I can make out of what’s going on. First time that C has been to our offices since we moved to this new building S was showing him around this morning, nice and early. When it came to the...
  20. OnyxM

    Work on retail they said..you'll develop skills they said..

    YAYAYYYY social infested jobs, people focussed fast paced work environments!!!!!! Best medicine for all of us folks with autism or autism+ADD or both or even with those with social anxiety..go to them they said, work there and you'll acquire skills and learn to manage your anxiety and your fears...
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