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Special Interest Group – Neurodiversity Monthly Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Geoff Kerr - Science on the Spectrum
30:36
leader
Judith Uttal
30:38
No
Hari Srinivasan
30:43
yes u can
Susan O'Malley
30:50
Enthusiast
Jessica Lee
30:56
No, many identities
Larry Rothman
30:58
Too complex-multiples
Heather
43:37
If you want to support autistic people, you should refer to them as “autistic” instead of “with autism”, the same way you would refer to someone with a gay identity as a gay person instead of a person “with gay”. Using “with autism” perpetuates the idea that being autistic is an illness in need of a cure, such as a person “with cancer”, whereas “autistic” values their identity. Every time you say “with autism”, I literally cringe under the weight of this microaggression.
macbookpro
50:14
Why is it that all the job experts only include jobs for those who have computer skills and talents. What about the guy who wants to be a news reporter, or a film editor or a H.R director or even a Rabbi/Priest etc? IS there no help or ways to include those on the spectrum? Any one have answer or tips that have worked from them?
Geoff Kerr - Science on the Spectrum
52:08
+1 MBP … or doing science/lab research
Jessica Lee
52:53
Yes, I think the conversation is starting to change. Our organization, The Spectrum Works along with Grit&Flow (Tiffany who is speaking) advocates to businesses about all types of job (especially beyond IT)
Lawrence Fung
53:09
Thank you Heather for your comment. Many neurodiverse individuals feel the same. However, the latest research suggested that “people on the autism spectrum” is the most accepted. Ultimately, it is a personal choice which one is the one you prefer.
Lawrence Fung
54:27
Please feel free to start formulating your questions to the speaker. Thanks!
macbookpro
54:31
Exactly! Not every one wants to be an engineer software, or do coding all day! The experts NEVER truly include diversity. They are still pigeon holing our kids
Heather
54:44
I’m autistic and the language she is using makes me feel like she thinks my identity is a disease. It’s a micro aggression.
Larry Rothman
54:50
Re: Non-IT Careers: We have a program in Florida (www.haape.org) that has a training program for people with ASD to become Certified Avionics Repair Technicians. In January, we plan on doing this for marine and automotive repair.
Heather
55:36
Would it be acceptable to call asian people “on the asian spectrum?” or “with asian”?
Geoff Kerr - Science on the Spectrum
56:26
Science on the Spectrum provides career opportunities for individuals on the spectrum in science-related non profits
Lawrence Fung
56:35
Heather, I hear you. Let’s focus on employment issues today.
macbookpro
58:40
Larry Rothman, that’s great but it’s still that same thinking with that side of the brain! I’m talking about the folks who want to work as an attorney, writer, editor the more interactive type jobs were you do actually interact in the workplace. Not someplace that you learn the skill and then you never deal with another co-worker.
Dr.Caroline M
59:28
What is the role and availability for psychology input and CBT/ Peers based training for neurodiverse individuals to prepare them for the workplace social skills.
Dr.Caroline M
01:00:06
Thank you Lawrence for organising this meeting.
Cathy Farmer
01:00:59
How do these plans work for bilingual special-ed?
Maitraye Das
01:09:24
Hi all, thank you for the interesting talk. I am Maitraye Das, a summer intern at Microsoft Research working with John Tang. We are doing a research project on understanding the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on remote work practices of neurodiverse professionals.We are planning to conduct audio/video-recorded remote interviews with neurodiverse professionals. Each interview will last for approximately one hour. Participants will be offered a gratuity of $50 Amazon gift card at the end of the interview. Interested participants will need to complete this short screening survey.
Maitraye Das
01:10:17
If anyone is interested, please email at t-maidas@microsoft.com.
Judith Uttal
01:10:58
There is PEERS for Careers at UCLA
Geoff Kerr - Science on the Spectrum
01:11:27
for social skills and social compentencies try socialthinking.com
Heather
01:12:35
As an autistic person, the most difficult things for me in the workplace have been social misunderstandings by coworkers or superiors assuming they know what I’m thinking based on my lack of variation in facial expression or tone of voice, or couching what I say in flowery language. How do you address that?
Ginny Erxleben
01:12:40
well I inadvertently send a broad message to Tinas... basic question: SSI is a priority to clients with autism.. no need to answer in this session, rather welcome dialogue
Michele Lyssand
01:14:14
Thank you Tiffany!
Maisie Soetantyo
01:14:22
Thank you!
Cindi Savelli PHP
01:14:44
Thanks Tiffany!
Valeria Echeverria
01:15:51
Thank you!