Amazing the people you meet on LinkedIn and the ability it give you to connect to others with the same interests.
While Julie is primarily focused on the childhood phase of spectrum life and mine on the adult, job seeking phase, She convinced me there would be a lot of value in explaining some of my work in how this particular aspie thinks and how that would help parents better understand what drives some of the behaviors. Once you understand why we see things a certain way, it is much easier to change the course of interactions.
Here is a direct link to the article Sarah from Atlassian wrote on the topic. Some quotes in it from me and they credited me as the inspiration to write it.
Can't resist, here is one of the quotes from me in the article:
"We perceive more flexibility in the world, and that allows us to put pieces together in more creative ways." –Tim Goldstein, neurodiversity advocate
I never fail to be amazed how the universe seems to make things happen when you are willing to step out boldly and not stop.
Autism Speaks did a world mosaic to which you could add your picture and a few lines about yourself and autism. I put my story and a video in the mosaic. Months later I was contacted by Autism Speaks asking if I would be interested in being interviewed by a journalist for Everyday Health as an adult with autism.
Had a fun time being interviewed and waiting impatiently for the article to come out.
Click on the photo above or THIS LINK to see my tile and video.
I will update this with the article once it is published.
Had a great time and feel very honored to be on Lisa's Living Fearlessly show. Lisa is an amazing interviewer and with her background in developmental disorders brought up some very interesting questions.
You can find the recorded podcast of the live show at
Transcript of the show will be coming soon.
Got the opportunity to work with Cynthia and have an article on Autism and Neurodiversity in the work place in the April 2018 issue. I so very much appreciate Cynthia's support on this during Autism Awareness Month.
Click on the picture of the magazine above if you want to see the whole issue. Look at page 50 & 51.
If you just want to see my article, click the link below for the pdf.
Karen and I had the pleasure of being invited to join Roger Love on stage at his Voice of Success 3 day seminar. Roger is our vocal coach, persona creator, communication guru, and friend. He has literally saved our marriage and changed our lives. Amazing when we thought we had gotten involved with someone who would just help us to be better speakers.
To learn more about Roger and the amazing talent he has helped go to RogerLove.com
Voice of Success was held at the Zipper theater of the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. My best guestimate is over 300 people were there. This is our third Voice of Success event we have attended and everyone has been better than the last and I have always learned something new each time.
Karen and I were invited to talk some about how Roger's training has helped in our relationship. That is easy for us to do as he saved it after the marriage counselor told us we need to get a divorce. We each got to speak extemporaneously for a few minutes. Was...
I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Audrey Blanche who is in charge of global Diversity and Inclusiveness for Atlassian. Based on the Neurodiversity/Autism awareness talk I gave for the kickoff of their new speaker series, we created this blog article to further share the amazingly well-received information.
Check out the article on the Atlassian Blog
A slideshow presentation by IT Business Edge about positive and negatives in the gig economy. My contribution is slide 10, the last one.
I was invited to present to Colorado's biggest SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) in January on the topic "Understanding and Using Neurodiversity to Bridge the Tech/Non-Tech Divide". This is a 1 hr session and is targeted at the Established Leaders level.
So exciting to see the interest in Colorado to increase awareness, employment, and productivity of the Neurodiverse "A"SD Lister type technical worker.