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The autism spectrum describes a range of neuro-developmental disorders, including Asperger syndrome, that are characterized by difficulty in social communication and interaction as well as repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities. The Workplace community focuses on question that ...

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Self concious about tics, how to inquire without coming across insecure?

I just started here a week ago and am not that much of a talker. My first week hasn't concisted of much work, but mainly studying up. I have a lot of tics (tourettes) and the combination of thinking ...
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How do I deal with an autistic employee who criticizes teammates publicly and doesn't understand the harm in doing so?

I have a very autistic person in my team who quite often criticizes his teammates in public emails, causing lots of complaints. We are in a Nordic country and it is not very common to fire people ...
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How to request accommodations for a blue uniform due to autism?

I’m soon to be volunteering at a hospital nearby my university for several months and they require volunteers to wear clothing that identifies them in the hospital and I don’t believe any of the ...
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When and how to mention my Asperger's syndrome during interview process? [duplicate]

I was recently diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS), a form of autism. My AS is fairly mild. I am employed (software developer), but I am looking for a new job at the moment. For various reasons, ...
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Requesting details leading to termination [closed]

I was recently terminated from my job due to "concerns raised about your behavior and comments by various people who work with you". I think the problems which raised these concerns are somewhat ...
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Dealing with being horrible at interviews

I have ASD and can be very quirky (to say the least) in social interactions (even trying my best). For instance, I have been told by many people that my face looks like I don't care at all, that I ...
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Should I mention that I'm autistic in an interview? [duplicate]

I've been having horrible luck with job interviews. I have been to many - my resume is great - but just never get the job. Recently I spoke with a doctor and he put me on the autism spectrum. It's ...
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How can I limit or avoid social faux pas when I have a disability that makes it hard

I have Asperger's syndrome which makes it difficult for me to navigate the social aspects of the workplace, and I understand that other conditions such as depression, anxiety, et cetera can also cause ...
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Poor performance on my previous job affects my mood and motivation at my current job

In my previous job (lasted about 19 months), I struggled with the lack of project management and testing, to the point that my performance and code quality suffered immensely. In my current job (4 ...
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How do I effectively communicate with a co-worker who has Aspergers? [duplicate]

I strongly suspect that one of my co-workers has Aspergers. We are both programmers and he doesn't have any issues performing the technical requirements of the job, but I'm finding it extremely ...
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Likely consequences of disclosing you have Asperger's Syndrome - given you have a 2.5 years gap in your resume? [closed]

Background A few years ago I (was forced to) left grad school (halfway into it) because of complications related to a set of anxiety disorders (a typical comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorders; I ...
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My voice gave the wrong impression in interviews (due to disability); how should I handle future interviews?

I was recently rejected from a job after several phone interviews, which is nothing new considering I'm a recent graduate, but I had received nothing but enthusiasm and positive feedback during the ...
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Should I tell future employers I have Asperger's after getting a job [duplicate]

So I've found that my Asperger's can be somewhat of a defining part of my interactions at work- whether people recognise it or not. I have many problems interacting that anyone with a basic knowledge ...
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What are the pros and cons of disclosing a spectrum disorder when applying for a job?

Should one reveal having an Autism Spectrum Disorder when applying for an IT job? From the one side this information could help getting the job. Asperger Syndrome is related with high intelligence ...