Unfortunately the way Asperger's syndrome is constructed as a disibility is such that those very
attributes that are valued in employement and one sees most often in advertisements are the ones
that favour you less for the job.
Having difficulties with the volume of ones speech, not being able to judge the right time to come
in during a conversation, having difficulty detecting non verbal cues, all makes a case for coming
to the interview with a bag over ones head and communicating through a machine, you could hardly do
Indeed one may not spot the disability but they will surely pick up the traits of it and construct
it negatively. If one has any stereotypies or tics, they are bound to come out when one is nervous
as in an interview situation.
Oh well it is not as bad I suppose as what I'm up to tommorrow, hoping to deliver 3000 words in
twenty minutes stumbling over the reading of my own script, cos believe it or not I find my own text
as hard to read aloud as anyone else does, and it is not the sort of thing you can extemporise as it
is a paper I am delivering not a lecture, and I do use words I find hard to pronounce myself, what
on earth am I doing?
As for dyslexia I guess it outs itself eventually, like if one is expected to read a detailed set of
instructions, or one has to do a lot of letter writing. I did used to do a lot of letter writing and
even article writing, and my spelling and grammar was rather noticable in retrospect.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussions by and for dyslexic people
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Neil Alexander-Passe
> Sent: 01 September 2008 15:23
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> Subject: Re: [DYSLEXIA] new topic, dyslexia discrimination
> But that is not being open about your dyslexic, one is still
> being in the closet to use a 'gay related term', as you are
> not being true to yourself.
> Again the question comes what right has someone to know about
> me if I'm dyslexic.
> However, its like being a highly religious person, can you
> really hide it, doesn't it impinge on many areas of your life.
> If you are open about your dyslexia in the work-place, it can
> only help to make life easier there for you. Saying that I
> work in a nice company, other companies may not be so open to
> those with a disability, I also have a stammer so I can't
> really hide that that well even if I wanted to.