5 things employers should know about autism
My name is Alexandra and I have been working at BeyondAutism for almost three years. I have a degree in creative writing and media studies and I have nonverbal learning disability, a neurological disability that is possibly on the autistic spectrum.
Life after university was very difficult for me in terms of job searching and applying for jobs in a very competitive market – media and the arts! Not only did I have to prove to these employers I was the best person for the job/internship, I also had to declare my nonverbal learning disability if their application included an equal opportunities form. How do I sell myself? How do I explain that my nonverbal learning disability is a strength and not a weakness?
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