Solve This Long Standing Challenge. Learn How to Recognizing the Neurodiverse Asperger's , ASD, Autistic Adults in Your Company. Understanding Them Will Change How you Communicate!
You will be SHOCKED by reading this guide.
BONUS: Tip sheets for interacting with the neurodiverse or autistic adult.
I appreciate reading work done by autistic people themselves working to introduce others to the concept of neurodiversity, and the value that those on the spectrum can add to any community. Tim Goldstein does a good job of incorporating his personal experiences and insights as an autistic individual, to help neurotypical readers better understand how to relate to and work with neurodiverse individuals. This is a must read to anyone who wants to both improve their understanding of autistic tech employees, as well as to incorporate more inclusive practices within their workplace.
Tim was diagnosed with Asperger's when he was 54. His diagnosis finally brought clarity to many of the successes and challenges in his professional and personal life. As a person with Asperger's Tim is blessed to have an amazing communication ability. While it is more common for someone with Asperger's to struggle in face to face realtime communication, Tim is not impacted by this frequent Aspie trait.
This strength in one on one or group communication allows Tim to explain to Neurotypicals the patterns of thoughts and decision processes he and many fellow Aspies use in daily life.
The technical fields demand linear logical thinking combined with no box unique perspectives and solutions. Tim has been surrounded by Engineers and IT workers in his daily work. With his varied career Tim has observed how technical workers respond to a huge range of environments, culture, managment approached, and team organization systems.
From his perspective as an Aspie Tim has seen and experienced first hand how companies misunderstand the motivation and mindset which comes with the skill needed to be a successful technical worker.
Rounding out Tim's 3rd strength is his deep understanding of all aspects of business. from an entry level position in the bicycle industry to creating a full international supply team and national sales team for a startup company. Tim combines his experience in conventional business with his experience as an entrepreneur.
This well rounded business understanding let's Tim recognize how current approaches are causing technical workers, with their neurodiverse thinking, to be separated from from the full engagement companies need from their valuable technical human capital.
A few organizations Tim has worked with in his career
"Tim has found an insightful way to break down the communication barrier that exits between those that consider themselves geeks, and those that do not. In this technological age, we need Tim’s advice more than ever, to work together and create an even better world. "
"A great read to truly understand how technical people think. A must have for anyone working in a technical environment."
"Great advice Tim! I will be using this as a guide for sure."
"Been meaning to shoot you a note to say ‘awesome job’ on your presentation Tim. I was sitting in a room with Aubrey and we were packed in. The response to the presentation was hugely positive and people really appreciated learning from you."
"Tim Goldstein’s personal experience and informational services provide a most useful resource to those who want to better understand how to improve the job interview experience and outcomes for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. "
"While I have learned a fair amount about Asperger’s over the years, hearing it described in your voice and with your stories brings a whole new light to it"
"I'd also like to add that we thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Your depth of knowledge and ability to communicate it to us was invaluable."
"I greatly appreciate the unique perspectives you bring to the table."
"I can't thank you enough for speaking today, we had a ton of engagement. Really excited to be able to share this with the rest of Atlassian, and our ecosystem!"
Hidden Culture, Learning the Language, Growing Greatness
Communication between the neurodiverse Asperger's tending technical teams and the non-technical business teams has always been a challenge. Learn why only a tiny part of your thoughts get through and why technical workers have a hard time explaining their alternate perspective.