Focusing on Asperger adults in the workplace
More and more people have come across and want to learn about Asperger Syndrome in the workplace.
There is a high incidence of Aspergers (often undetected) in the top echelons of the professional, technical and business sectors. They tend to be very intelligent but find it difficult to flourish or even survive in the large corporations that could best utilise and benefit from their talent.
People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are a most valuable resource, just waiting to be tapped.
An agency is desperately required to provide fulfilling, appropriate employment for people with AS and to help management provide more suitable working environments for their mutual benefit. Companies should reward the talents of this unique part of their workforce and reap the rewards – increased product and profitability.
Aspierations intends to be that organisation.
We are inspired to action, fired by the realisation that so many are affected by this condition. Sharing and exchanging experiences, resources, advice and information with others can certainly help to find best practice.
Having discovered that similar initiatives are beginning in other European countries, we have been motivated to create some practical, pragmatic and positive solutions.
Aspierations was founded in September 2013 by Laurel Herman with support from Andy Boucher and Gabriel Herman. It evolved from an initial idea developed by Dora Georgiou and Gabriel in April 2012. Aspierations became a Community Interest Company in 2016.
Today, we have members in the following groups and companies: BAE Systems, BP, Cisco, Citi, Credit Suisse, CSC, Deloitte, Dentu Aegis, EY, Henley Business School, JP Morgan, KPMG, Lloyds, Lloyds of London, Microsoft, NAS, Norton Rose, PwC, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal College of Pharmacists, SAP, UBS, UCL Faculty of Engineering, Vodafone, Withers …
…. the list keeps on growing and hopefully you will join and support us too.