Tim Goldstein will be speaking as part of an amazing academic and corporate panel. The SIOP Annual Conference is April 4 - 6, 2019. Tim's panel will be presenting late morning on the 6th.
Autism and Work: Creating a Neurodiverse Workplace
This panel brings together a diverse group to discuss autism at work. Panelists represent researchers, executives running successful neurodiversity programs, business consultants, and autism center representatives to discuss issues about the recruitment, selection, training, accommodation, and success of people with ASD in the workforce, and specific considerations on program implementation.
The panel includes:
Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Professor of Disability Studies and Director of the K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at the Cornell University. Dr. Bruyère is focused on workplace inclusive policies and practices conducted in companies with proactive hiring initiatives...
The Autism Society of Colorado received a message from a sixth grade student at St Mary's Academy in Englewood CO. She asked if we could make a presentation to their sixth grade to help them understand autism and how to reduce bullying of students on the autism spectrum. While Karen and I focus on the adult community, this sounded fun and would be great practice presenting to a very different audience.
As I expected a classroom of sixth graders does have some differences from presenting to adults. The students seemed to enjoy the presentation and there was definitely interest in the subject. We even had a few of them come up and ask additional questions.
My biggest take away is the openness and interest in autism in this age group. We came to learn there is a student being bullied for some possibly autistic traits. There are 2 amazing girls who have told the bullies to back off and wanted the rest of the class to understand better. Kudos to these bold 2...
I once again did a guest lecture session for Cornell University’s Neurodiversity course. Due to the traveling I was doing I was unavailable during the timeslot for the topic I presented last year. Professor Bruyere was very kind as always to fit me into a different class session which meant a shift in topic. The new subject was challenges the neurodiverse have with preparing for and taking a job interview. This was a great fit as I not only had my extensive personal experience, but was also able to draw on a large amount of input from the people on the hiring side I had interviewed for my book “Geeks Guide to Interviews: 15 Critical Items for the Tech Type”
Teaching this class is my favorite speaking opportunity for a few reasons. Cornell is not very far from where I grew up, so there is a satisfaction from that angle. Professor Bruyere has helped me with advice, suggestions, insight from her amazing work and papers so I appreciate the opportunity to...
I met Chris here on LinkedIn. He is an amazing guy doing great work in the Autism at Work arena in Australia. I had a great time being interviewed by him and an even better time during our before and after discussion that unfortunately you don't get to hear.
You can access Chris's podcast The Neurodiversity & Inclusion Show at the following links:
I am episode 6.
You can check out Chris's site at https://www.projectenterprisecoaching.com
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 the direct link to the recording of the interview on Facebook:
For you non-Facebook users here is a copy you can watch right here. But comments and likes on both Facebook and Youtube area a big help:
You can download a transcript of this interview from the link below:
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
NSF (National Science Foundation) Convergence Workshop
Hosted by: The Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism, Innovation, & the Workforce, Nashville, TN USA on June 14, 2018.
Tim Goldstein, Neurodiverse Communication Specialist
Am amazing event I was thrilled and honored to attend and even more excite with the opportunity to present.
Suzanne Bruyere, Cornell
Lawrence Fung, Stanford Medical
Alexia Ostrolenk, Univerisity of Montreal
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.