Random Ramblings

Being an Unexpected Autism Advisor

      Read this post this morning and felt like it might help someone.

(A lot of someones.)

xo Juli

 

Rami Ungar The Writer

Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know that I am on the autism spectrum, and that I’ve had opportunities to speak about it a couple of times, including a widely-circulated video which I posted back in March. I was able to get my job partially because of my autism, and a lot of the work I do involves working with, accommodating, and advocating for people with disabilities in the workplace, including but certainly not limited to autism. I don’t go around everywhere broadcasting my diagnosis, but it does come up on occasion.

One of those recent occasions was for my organization’s newsletter. I was asked to write a short essay, about a page long, about having a disability, about the program that helped me get a job in my organization, and what that’s been like. That article was published recently, along with a couple of other…

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Random Ramblings

Cracker Lunch

I had a good writing morning, 889 new words, although I did fall down the rabbit hole while "researching" strange lunch combinations, usually served on saltine crackers. While I was writing, I remembered all the cracker lunches I ate as a very young child: peanut butter on crackers, tuna on crackers, canned meat on crackers, margarine… Continue reading Cracker Lunch