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Any Help for Disabled physically bedridden person

I am not only writing for myself, but I also help run a support Group for numerous people that are mostly bedridden with what we have nicknamed" Invisible Illnesses because if people can SEE a broken arm cast they THINK we should be OK and able to stand in a Job line or work all day, but we have many various Neuro/ immune/ Endocrine or combo of co-morbid illnesses that have Plus Co-Morbid illnesses that have made it impossible ...more »

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Human Resources

It is sometimes it is enough that we can find jobs online and varying websites. We need to have Human Resources to look at us other than through Eye contact. Maintaining eye contact I done it but many of human resources because my stare is too intense. We are not judge on skills listed on resumes or even technical skills. On our ability to be social where we are not even good at. It is social cognitive disorder that ...more »

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Spacing Step Proposal

What struck me, like a slap in the face, was the repeated problems socially. The peer and superiors are to do not what 'professionalism' norms, but that of flawed humans do, ergo, acts sub-par of 'professionalism.' A conditioning boot-camp for persons with ASD,setup at the start of employment, is my proposal -- Spacing Step. A drama-theater-like work shop that addresses the variety of social encounters, informal, and ...more »

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Corporate Assistive Technology

It has been my experience that HR does not know whether a request can be reasonably accommodated or not and many companies/individuals do not have experience with common assistive technology making such requests burdensome. This is a huge problem because youth attending public schools/colleges where assistive technology departments work with students to provide assistive technology and classroom support will meet the ...more »

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Mandatory Salary/Wage Question

The mandatory salary/wage question for previous jobs and job applying must be complete or your application will not be considered. Previous job compensation should have no bearing on applying for a job. Salary and wage should not be a mandatory part of a job application as it is not directly related to a persons knowledge, skills or ability to do the job. Also the salary/wage question being mandatory provides a means ...more »

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ASD-friendly Onboarding Details

Many companies are now developing and using standardized "Onboarding" (first day, days, week general HR welcome & company acclimation process) programs developed in-house. These programs are FANTASTIC, however many of the activities used involve working in groups and presenting to groups one's individual thoughts and experiences. Often this can be very difficult for someone on the spectrum to perform without much (or ...more »

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"Coworker Menu"

Starting in any new environment can pose many problems to individuals that are on the spectrum; new workspace (desk, station, &c.), new coworkers, new job functions, things to learn... I once worked at a company which included a "Coworker Menu" as part of the new-hire process, it was a printed (also available digitally) chart of photos of coworkers, their names, and their job titles. On the back of the "Menu" was a ...more »

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Interview Practice Sessions

Even more valuable than step by step interview instructions would be mock interviews. No two interviews are the same. It isn't the learning of the steps that is the challenge, rather it is what to do when the interview diverges from what is expected. Trick questions, interviewers going off topic, interruptions, and a number of other things can quickly knock an interview off track. Autistic individuals often struggle with ...more »

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Crowd Sourced Work

As one DX'd with Asperger's and painfully familiar with the employment issues it creates, I've followed with considerable interest such things as this company: http://usa.specialisterne.com/ This, and several other companies, are finding work for ASD individuals in things like software testing. But what I saw as missing is that it was still heavily skewed towards NT leadership "servicing" the ASD population. Seemed ...more »

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Aptitude testing needs to be reformulated.

I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but at temp agencies and other places they have you answer questions. The questions are formulated as very black or white, yes or no questions, which makes them nearly impossible to answer in a satisfying way. For example: "Some people take off of work because they just need a holiday." or "Some people steal office supplies." If you answer yes, they think you're a bad ...more »

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