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Workplace Disclosure Strategies for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome & NLD, by Barbara Bissonnet

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Download the original article by Barbara Bissonnette, published 2015 in Forward Motion Coaching (PDF link)

Getting hired is often only the first hurdle people on the autism spectrum face when entering the workforce. Barbara Bissonnette of Forward Motion Coaching helps break down when and to disclose an ASD diagnosis to your employer. The article offers suggestions for disclosure and solid advice for planning workplace disclosures.

Workplace disclosure can be complicated at the best of times.

Barbara includes a helpful disclosure need and action scale to help assess what workplace situations may benefit from a person disclosing their diagnosis. The article also covers an assortment of related topics including the Americans with disabilities act as well as appropriate accommodations to ask for during or after disclosure.

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