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Basic Work Rules for Autistic Adults

1) Do not be late for job interviews and work. If you cannot be trusted to come on time, then you cannot be trusted to finish your work on time or do your job well. 2) Ensure that you have no body odour. This is the biggest turn-off for others no matter employers, colleagues or...

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Staying Employed

Many autistics have a hard time with employment because the NeuroTypical ways do not fit with their working style and attitude. Rather than rely on anti-discrimination laws, a better strategy is to find your strengths and weaknesses, then ask someone who works in a company that needs your strengths but can tolerate the weaknesses to...

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Formal certificates helpful for autistics?

Certification can provide the entry point of a management job for aspiring non-autistic people to climb the corporate ladder, the beginning of a career of a small business owner, or the means for a worker to get a pay raise by changing to a job requiring higher qualifications. Many caregivers and autistic advocates thus see...

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Employment Success with Freelance Jobs

To parents who want their adult autistic children to get a full-time job: it is a misconception that job security is best found in full-time jobs. Employers especially dislike hiring people with special needs as full-time staff as these might be hard to fire should they not meet performance expectations or create unexpected problems at...

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Basic Financial Literacy Concepts

Cash Flow = Income - Expenses (Seeing Money as a River) Money flows into our life via our income and flows out of our life via our expenses. Cash Flow is the amount of extra money we can put to use any way we like after subtracting our expenses from our income; it is an...

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Working with Money

The way we manage money is influenced by how we value money. Generally, there are three main attitudes: Savers value money for its security and peace of mind. They save compulsively for emergencies or their plans. Spenders believe that money is meant to be spent for them to enjoy themselves. They like to indulge themselves...

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Insurance Discrimination

I am healthy and I have not required hospitalisation since childhood. I studied in mainstream school and obtained a diploma without special support/help. I have served 52 months of National Service without incident. I have worked full-time for 2 years in a government agency (and after this experience worked for a decade in the private...

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Ableist Mocktail: Autistics are unfit to work with NeuroTypicals?

If I am autistic, does that automatically mean that I cannot support NeuroTypicals to develop themselves because I do not understand them? If so, then why is it taken for granted that NeuroTypicals can support autistics to develop themselves? A disgusting combination of Ableism and Mockery is being served to autistics. I became aware of...

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