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Questions tagged [autism-spectrum]

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 deal with navigating the workplace. Questions related to this spectrum are not automatically off-topic, but some may be better asked of trained care givers.

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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 ...
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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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How can an employer better accommodate workers on the autism-spectrum to reduce absence from work?

Question: What are measures an employer or colleagues can take to better accommodate workers who are on the autism-spectrum? The goal of the better accommodation/changed behavior would be to improve ...
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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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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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