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I want my Autism talents to be valued

Autism and your neurodiversity strengths!

By using brain scans we can see that there are differences in how brains think, learn, and process information and this is called neurodiversity. Autism is a neuro-developmental condition that affects how a person is able to learn and make sense of the world, process information and relate to other people. Everyone's experience of autism is different as it is a spectrum. Often people who are on the autistic spectrum may have specific strengths in areas they find easy and enjoy, that other people often find very difficult. Many employers are recognising the strengths that people with neurodiversity can bring to their organisation, and are changing their work environment to make it easier for people with autism to get in and do well in a career they want.

Some strengths of people on the Autistic Spectrum

Do you have any of these strengths? Or maybe you have other unique strengths.

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to concentrate on a task for long periods of time
  • Enthusiastic especially if working on tasks and projects that I find engaging
  • Expertise in a specific area of interest.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Good with facts – I enjoy research
  • Memorising information
  • Tenacity and resilience to challenge opinions.
  • Punctual, reliable honest and loyal
  • Good at looking after animals
  • Interested in caring for the environment

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Check out more than 800 other job profiles. The above list is just a selection of jobs where your autism talents will be valued, there will be loads more!

These job sectors might be good places to start if you want a job where your autism talents will be valued, there are jobs in lots of other sector too, click through to the job profiles to find out the details.

Data & network

Social media

Software & systems

Admin, HR, legal

Finance and accounting

Sales and marketing

Check out these positive Tedx talks on Youtube

Tedx - Embrace the Potential of Autism - Lars Johansson-Kjellerød

Tedx - The Benefits of Autism - Zachary Betz

Finding a Job

Many employers understand the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce - and are seeking employees who can offer different ways of thinking and problem-solving. As a result many have specific neurodiverse recruitment schemes you can apply for.  They are also able to make adaptations to the work environment to make sure it suits you too.

Further Information

Genius Within- To find out more about neurodiversity and developing your strengths

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