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E023: Steve Hill on Neurodiversity and Identifying as Autistic in the IT Sector

Ep. 23

Steve Hill is the Commercial Director of Auticon UK, a unique multi-national IT Consultancy and social enterprise, which exclusively employs autistic adults as IT Consultants. We talk about the advantages of neurodiversity of talented IT professionals in the workplace.

 

Topics:

  • The World's Largest employer of Diagnosed Autistic employees
  • Supporting people in the IT Sector
  • What is Neurodiversity?
  • Underemployment for people with autism
  • 1 in 100 people in the UK identify as autistic
  • Cognitive profiling
  • Non-linear measure of autism
  • Job Coaches with a background in Clinical Psychology
  • Fear of doing or saying the wrong thing
  • Unwritten Rules of the office
  • Hyper/Hypo-sensitivities
  • Training for Organisations
  • 'Not everyone is a great manager'
  • Fast, honest and impartial communication
  • How to attract Neurodiverse talent
  • Chats instead of interviews
  • Data Science IT roles
  • Software Design and Engineering and QA IT roles

 

 

Auticon - https://auticon.com/

National Autistic Society - https://www.autism.org.uk/


PODCAST: Autism in Conversation with Auticon - https://open.spotify.com/show/2rVNtrqcptuar4leOaxZa0



Steve: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehillprofile/

Email Steve: Steve.hill@auticon.co.uk

Steve Hill - Children's Author: https://www.jennymany.com/

 

Lou: https://www.instagram.com/lou.temlett/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisetemlett/

 

LOUTECH - find out more: https://www.loutech.co.uk/

 

MUSIC CREDIT:

ARTIST: Maleki Ram | ALBUM: The Ghost at the End of the World | TRACK: The Rush

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-rush/1098113666?i=1098113677


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