by Tammy Harman, Careers Coach, Evenbreak Last month, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) released its ‘Outcomes for Disabled People in the UK’ report for 2020. It’s the first year the ONS has asked people specifically whether they have autism, and it’s not before time. The numbers in the report are stark. The ONS claims … Continue reading On Being Autistic
A guest blog from internationally recognised expert in Neurodiversity, Professor Amanda Kirby CEO of Do-IT Solutions. About 1 in 8 people in the work place are thought to be Neurodiverse (ND). The term thought to be coined by Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist in the 1990s, recognises the fact that our brains (neuro-)naturally vary from … Continue reading Neurodiversity and the Workplace
Travelling with a disability takes guts. It also takes determination. Throw in problem solving skills. Organisational skills. The ability to speak out and up for yourself. Add a fair pinch of faith too. It’s no wonder disabled people develop such strengths in these areas! You plan each trip with military precision. You become an expert … Continue reading Navigating the world with an invisible disability; will business lead the way?
A guest blog from Joe Thomas at All Green PR: Autism is far more common that most people realise. In the UK today, there over 700,000 individuals living with autism, which is a little more than 1 out of every 100 people. If you were to include their families, it’s safe to say that autism … Continue reading The Benefits of Employing Individuals with Autism
In line with our current theme on Autism, Evenbreak is working with a company called Auticon, established in Germany and now working here in the UK. Find out more about Auticon here, and read the account of one of their consultants below: I’m Martin and I’d like to tell you about myself and my work … Continue reading Being a Consultant for Auticon
Another article from candidate Will van Zwanenberg about autism and employment. His first article looked at how employers can benefit from autistic employees, and the second addressed how interviews can exclude candidates with autism. This article looks more deeply at the differences in thinking styles between people with autism and neuro-typical people, and why they … Continue reading The Different Thinking Styles of People With Autism
A second hugely informative article from our guest writer Will van Zwanenberg on issues around autism and employment. His first can be read here. We know that interviews are a generally poor indicator of future performance, but they present particular barriers to people on the autistic spectrum. Will explains, as a candidate with Aspergers', his perspective … Continue reading Why Interviews Exclude People with Autism
Evenbreak has enlisted an expert to write about the barriers to employment faced by candidates with neurological conditions. Will van Zwanenberg has exceptional attributes in the fields of law and technology, but has found that most recruitment processes are incompatible with his reality of living with the double whammy of both Asperger’s and Dyslexia, and … Continue reading Employers Need Autistic Employees to Fuel Innovation