Research At Aspiedent

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Our work with Autistic and Neurodiverse adults.

Research often spells the difference between failure and success. That’s why every service we offer at Aspiedent is backed up by extensive autism research, personal accounts of autistic people, experience of working with autistic adults, and personal experience of being autistic.

It is crucial to us that your experience with working with us is a positive one.

We know what we are talking about

You can expect us to know our stuff when it comes to autism and neurodiversity. Not only do we keep up to date with the latest academic research into autism (so you will never receive outdated knowledge), we also spend a lot of our time with different autistic adults.

This means that if you want to know anything about your own autism symptoms or aspergers, or you have questions about autistic adults or children that you support or are working with, we can help.

On top of that, we encourage questions and debate about autism and constructive criticism about our services from our client groups.

Our work

Because of the different ways of thinking and perceiving the world associated with autism, we know many capable people with an autism diagnoses find it incredibly hard to find employment. Frustratingly, they end up on an endless merry-go-round of employment programmes and volunteering, wondering why they must work for nothing while others get paid.

That’s where Aspiedent comes in.

As an organisation directed by Dr Elizabeth Guest (BSc, PhD, PGCHE), an autistic adult who is an expert in autism, we can pinpoint exactly what the issues are for these adults getting into work.  

We run taught and drop-in sessions for autistic adults about autism with the aim of helping them to understand themselves better, therefore getting on better in life and at work. We use our unique autism profiling tool and because Dr Elizabeth Guest our Trainer is autistic, she can use her unique autistic perspective to communicate with autistic adults better.

She can say ‘we’ instead of ‘you’ which is very powerful. This also means we have the authority to tell autistic adults what is and is not acceptable in the workplace in autism employment sessions, as it cannot be said that we do not know what it is like for them. We know how difficult being autistic can be.

This also applies when we work with teachers and employers. We are valued because we are able to get behind the autism to the underlying issues and because we are able to tell the difference between autism and personality.

Visit our Autism Information pages below to find out more.