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HOW MY PARENTS TOLD ME THAT I HAD AUTISM

In this article Ethan Hirschberg, a teen with Autism talks about how his parents told him he had Autism. 

READ to learn how his parents decided to tell him he had Autism, what Autism meant to him, and how he dealt with this news. 

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The Chatty Catty

Remember your oh-so-perky coworker that barged into your office to talk about that sweet movie?  He or she was oblivious to your social signals.  It broke your focus, and it took a while to get back into rhythm.  Whether you’ve been the victim or perpetrator, heed these bad examples.

The Chatty Catty 

People care but not all the time.  That may sound harsh but it’s true.  The art of chit-chat is very time and place appropriate.  Keep personal conversations for the right time: break, lunch, out socially etc.  Interrupting someone to tell them about your latest ailment, family issue, date drama, failed recipe etc. can wait.  Your supervisor or co-worker might not care about such details.  Remember the boundaries of friendship and the social hierarchy of work place relations. Friendly does not necessarily mean your best friend with whom you share personal details. 

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The Art of Interrupting

At Social Motion, we strive to impart essential concepts to the youth in our transition program.  These are tough and uncomfortable subjects that require courageous conversations. Teaching these scenarios often requires some tough love (e.g. constructive advice).  They may not come naturally, but they can be coached and taught.  They serve to demystify the questions “Why don’t people like me?” or “How do I keep from getting fired?”  We lead with the best intentions to transform the lives of those with social cognitive differences, a journey of constant betterment for our clients.

The Art of Interrupting

Many of our young adults struggle with the nuances of interaction and communication. The art of interrupting tops the list in difficulty and hinders good interpersonal skills in leisure and work environments.

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Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage

The Harvard Business School published an article about hiring individuals with special needs. This article presents the case for hiring differently abled individuals and the challenges of doing so. 

Read MORE as to why neurodiversity presents opportunities. 

 

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Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

Adulthood can be a hard transition for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for adults with Autism. 

Read MORE on how a young man on the spectrum overcame his obstacals into adulthood. 

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