These are some materials I'll be using for tomorrow's presentation on autism in the workplace as part of the APSE/Supported Employment conference in Louisville, KY.
"The case of the Imperfect Yeast Rolls" is a story I use to illustrate particular difficulties which can arise from sudden procedural changes in the workplace. Based on my own experience, this story explains how two simple and inexpensive accommodations could have prevented my leaving a job I had for seven years. It is a dramatic tale of deteriorating relationships with managers, as neither they nor I could understand why I was unable to adjust to the new requirements for making bread.
After a series of these "magazines" about misunderstandings on the job and how some of these can be addressed, it's important to note that autistic workers do not always require accommodations, and can in fact be among the most valuable employees in a company.
Finally, here's yet another way autism can look in the workplace. You may have autistic people working with you and not even know it!