I am a fellow autistic female and these are my thoughts on Greta Thunberg

There has been so much negative commentary and attention on Greta Thunberg. As a female autistic person I have been quite shocked at times at what I have observed in the news and social media.What has stood out to me is the reaction people are having to Greta. And it’s not necessarily about her speeches,… Read More I am a fellow autistic female and these are my thoughts on Greta Thunberg

Microsoft Ignite Part 1: A Neurodiverse Perspective

I attended Microsoft Ignite last week in 3 different roles. Firstly, what triggered me to travel to the conference, was representing neurodiversity as an autistic individual. I was asked by Microsoft to lead some table discussions each day as part of the area setup by the Humans of IT community. The second role I played… Read More Microsoft Ignite Part 1: A Neurodiverse Perspective

Neurodiversity, Technology and the Workplace

Neurodiversity is a term used to describe conditions like autism, dyslexia and ADHD. The growing focus on diversity and inclusion in many workplaces can increase awareness of the variety of communication and work styles. With this increasing dialogue comes a shift in the focus of atypical ways of thinking or learning, away from the deficits,… Read More Neurodiversity, Technology and the Workplace

12 months ago I was officially diagnosed with autism — Key lessons I’ve learnt since

After years of wondering and greater understanding, last year during assessment of my daughter discovered what had long been suspected. I am a high-functioning autistic woman. Someone known as ‘having Asperger’s’. Over the last 12 months I have come to terms with that label, for most of the time hiding and avoiding the negative connotation.… Read More 12 months ago I was officially diagnosed with autism — Key lessons I’ve learnt since