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174 | Neurodiversity at Work | Steve Allen, Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation, Denver, CO

Episode 174 is live! This week, we talk with Steve Allen in Denver, CO.

Steve works at Colorado’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation where he helps job seekers navigate the job search process. Over the past ten years, he has identified many best practices for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and has helped with job placements ranging from retail stores to the high-tech industry.

On today’s episode, Steve shares:

  • What the term neurodiversity means
  • The biggest challenges faced by neurodiverse job seekers
  • When we should disclose that we’re neurodiverse (if at all)
  • Tips for those looking for a job, and how to help if you’re a loved one

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To learn more about Steve’s work, visit his website at https://www.colorado.gov/dvr. You can also follow him on Twitter at @seallen21. And, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-allen-6467417/.

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172 | Neurodiversity & Autism | Dr. Heidi Stieglitz Ham, CEO, Spectrum Fusion, Houston, TX

Episode 172 is live! This week, we talk with Dr. Heidi Stieglitz Ham in Houston, TX.

Heidi is the CEO and Founder of Spectrum Fusion, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the possibilities of those with autism. She also collaborates with the Baker Institute School of Social Science and the Jones Business School at Rice University.

On today’s episode, Heidi shares:

  • What is meant by the term “neurodiversity”
  • The biggest job seeking challenge professionals on the autism spectrum face
  • How parents can help their adult children who are looking for a job
  • Where to get support for autism and job searching
  • The strengths those with autism bring to the workplace

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To learn more about Heidi’s work, visit her website at www.spectrumfusion.org. You can also follow her on Twitter at @Spectrum_Fusion.

Thank you for listening! Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! When you subscribe, it helps to make the show easier for other listeners to find — and to get great job search advice!