Do I belong here?
“I have always been included at work but I rarely felt like I belonged. Especially in meetings. I am autistic and meetings have always been painful. Listening to multiple loud voices competing against background noise is exhausting. Neurotypical communication through inference and implication is a huge effort to decipher. A geniune barrier. I have many good and novel ideas, but traditional meetings make it nearly impossible to share them in a live discussion.”
Drew Smithsimmons, Co-Founder, Braided Communications.