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.
They are re-airing the first episode because the feedback was so positive. Dec 2, 2017 10:30 am Eastern
Great publication by ORC International: Talent Trends, Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity – “not a case of political correctness, just a case of understanding what makes us strong.” Barack Obama
Read the report for the latest about this topic. Learn why companies are embracing all types of diversity including neurodiversity.
Check out page 25 for the case study with Tim Goldstein.
To download the ORC Talent Trend report #4 Diversity & Inclusion CLICK HERE
I had the enjoyable experience of working with writer Meagan Meehan on this interview. She asked questions which made me dig deep and consider angles I had not previously noticed.
Tim talks with Dr Romas about a number of items and issues dealing with the neurodiverse, having Asperger's, and Autism at Work. Tim's focus is supporting the diagnosed, undiagnosed, and unaware technology worker by helping companies become more "A"SD Lister friendly.
Through simple changes in processes, job duties, and management techniques companies can improve the performance, retention, and recruitment of the highly desired neurodiverse techie.
I was given the opportunity to teach one class for Cornell Univerity's IRL College new Neurodiversity course. This was an extra special opportunity for me. Beyond the obvious reasons, I grew up in central NY not all that far from
This was an extra special opportunity for me. Beyond the obvious reasons, I grew up in central NY not all that far from Cornell. Teaching at an institution which has been a big name since I was old enough to hear about colleges was extra satisfying. On top of that, some of the chapters from my "Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Technical Type" and some units from my online course "Communicating with the Technical for the Non-Technical" were used as part of the course material.
Professor Bruyère recruited a list of international leaders in the Autism at Work effort. Guest speakers are James Mahoney Chief Quality Officer& Executive Director and Head of Autism at Work JPMorgan Chase & Co, David Kasiarz Senior Vice...
Tim Goldstein was invited to speak to the Colorado Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Managers). SIM's members are primarily senior executives in the computer technology sectors. There were about 40 members present and I was given a TED talk length slot to introduce them to
There were about 40 members present. I was given a TED talk length slot to introduce them to Neurodiversity, Autism at Work efforts, and how a Neurodiversity Communication Specialist can help them. Not just with new efforts, but to support, engage, and retain those "A"SD Listers already in your companies. Lots to pack into a short time.
I think you will learn some solid ideas you can implement immediately.
SIM Talk Transcript
[00:00:01] I was sitting outside the parking lot of work and sitting in my car and I'm holding my phone and shaking and I don't know what the heck to do and I don't even know what really went on at that point. And I'm trying to think who should I call what should I do and I...
Had a great time recording this podcast. The host is Mark Sylvester. He was cofounder of the company that did Disney's 1st animation. They went on to create the software that revolutionized animated films. He is very involved and connected with the people driving the development and economic growth of the 805 area code of California.
The discussion revolves around my view and perspective as a person with Asperger's working in the high tech world. I think you will find lots of Ah Ha moments where my unique perspective helps you make sense of past interactions.
You can also find the podcast on iTunes. Seach for 805Conversations.
Thank so much to Mark, Patrick, and the shows sponsors.