The latest episode in our Resilience Unravelled series has now been released, Resilience Unravelled – Living with Autism
In this episode, Dr. Russell Thackeray talks to Angela Andrews, an autistic woman working as a data scientist for Johnson & Johnson. Having lived much of her life in the Midwest, she moved to New Jersey a few years ago.
In this podcast, Angela talks about how autism can affect people very differently, not just person-to-person but also between genders. Areas that can be affected include social skills, the late development of speech (or in some cases very early) and sensory problems.
Angela was not officially diagnosed with autism until she was 21 and she talks about the social aspects of living with autism, the lack of understanding and the problems of getting a job. She feels that workplaces need to recognise the benefits of employing people with autism and other neurodiverse conditions and that although some adjustments need to be made to in work environments, the different perspective they bring to work is wholly beneficial.
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You can get in touch with Angela at https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaandrews77/