Last week, some journalists from an important newspaper from my country nacional visited the company where I work in order to write an article on Autism at Work, an employment program for autistic people that the company has developed three years ago and through which it has hired around fifteen employees, including myself. When he found out about the scheduled visit of the journalists, my coordinator asked me whether I would like to have an inteview with them and tell them about my experience. At the beginning I was unsure. …


As an autistic woman, I have had many challenges and problems to solve in my life. There were developmental milestones that I struggled to acquire as a child. There were plenty of misunderstandings in social interactions. There was the anxiety of changes and transitions. The sensory issues. But the biggest of them all has always been the social stigma. That one is a demon that may take many forms: a potential employer turning an applicant down for their poor body language, a school refusing to accomodate a student’s needs, or a judgmental look in a passerby’s face when a child…

Sofia Sol

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