RÉSEAU DE SPÉCIALISTES

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Fondation Specialisterne

La Fondation Specialisterne est une fondation à but non lucratif dont l’objectif est de générer des emplois significatifs pour un million de personnes autistes et de personnes ayant des profils similaires (TDAH, TOC, dyslexie, etc.) – collectivement appelées « personnes neurodivergentes » – grâce à l’entrepreneuriat social, à l’implication du secteur des entreprises et à un changement général de mentalité. La fondation possède Specialisterne Danemark et le concept et la marque Specialisterne.

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12 Ways to Build Rapport With Your Autistic Employees

12 Ways to Build Rapport With Your Autistic Employees

Being aware that autistic people think and communicate differently and accommodating those differences are helpful first steps, but to build genuine rapport, where neurotypical and autistic employees have a good understanding of each other’s feelings, ideas, and communication style, actions are important, and consistency is key. Here is a brief rundown of the most common ways you can build rapport with your autistic employees.

Why Pre-Employment Personality Tests Exclude Autistic Candidates

Why Pre-Employment Personality Tests Exclude Autistic Candidates

These days, more employers are using pre-employment personality tests to screen potential hires, and that can be an added hardship for autistic candidates. If your company is using them, ask yourself why. Does the position really require it, or are you just hesitant about working with different brain types?

Why Your Autistic Employees May Turn Down Food at Company Events

Why Your Autistic Employees May Turn Down Food at Company Events

When you eliminate unnecessary social expectations and respect individual boundaries, you create a safer, more comfortable working environment for not only your autistic employees but for everyone–employees and customers alike! Trigger warning: Food, eating, and eating disorders.

5 Steps to Take Before You Fire Your Autistic Employee

5 Steps to Take Before You Fire Your Autistic Employee

Nobody, regardless of neurotype, is a mind reader, and no matter how clear you think you’ve been with your non-verbal communication, your employee may have no idea anything is amiss until they’re being escorted out of the building, box in hand, tears in their eyes. And that’s a terrible feeling.

Why Being Fired as an Autistic Person Has a More Harmful Impact Than Being Fired as a Neurotypical Person

Why Being Fired as an Autistic Person Has a More Harmful Impact Than Being Fired as a Neurotypical Person

The next time you think about firing your autistic employee because they didn’t greet you on their way to clock in, asked too many questions, didn’t do the thing you subtly suggested they do, or declined an invitation to hang out, remember, you may be dooming someone to homeless, for something that could easily be fixed with a better understanding of the autistic brain and more accessible communication.