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What are your faveorite autism documentaries

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Tylermc

That you have seen on Netflix or on tv 

i rescently saw on Netflix 

the pbs documentary 

austim in love  and  a youtuber 

documetary by Alyssa huber 

though our eyes living with aspergers 

and  a canadain documentary 

called the austim engima 

by david Suzuki 

 

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A new set of 6 here

 

 

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Tylermc

There's a good documetary by  pbs 

called neurotypical 

 

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Nesf
12 hours ago, Tylermc said:

There's a good documetary by  pbs 

called neurotypical 

 

Yes, I've seen this. It is good.

There's one called "Employable Me" in the UK (a series of three documentaries), and I like this one because although it is quite staged, it highlights the skills that people with autism or Tourettes may have and offer an employer. I think that the documentary is getting a very positive message out that people with autism are employable and have a lot to offer, and that employers should look beyond the stereotypes and prejudices that often go with such conditions.

 

I'm hoping that empoyers are going to see this, and give more consideration to people with autism or Tourettes when they apply for jobs, and consider employing them.

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Tylermc

i have see employeable me on YouTube it's very good 

and thank your for sharing that video 

have a awesome day @Nesf ?

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Tylermc

There's also a austim documentary  done by bbc 

it's called my austim and me 

it's really good 

it's done by a girl called

rosie king ?

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Tylermc

And I saw a austim documentary called loveing lamp post it's really good 

? it's on Netflix in Canada but our Netflix there's not a good section 

of austim documentarys I know probley that the USA Virsion of Netflix 

has more autism documentarys 

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Aeolienne
On ‎4‎/‎23‎/‎2016 at 12:49 PM, Nesf said:

There's one called "Employable Me" in the UK (a series of three documentaries), and I like this one because although it is quite staged, it highlights the skills that people with autism or Tourettes may have and offer an employer. I think that the documentary is getting a very positive message out that people with autism are employable and have a lot to offer, and that employers should look beyond the stereotypes and prejudices that often go with such conditions.

I took part in the first series of "Employable Me". However my contribution was reduced to a short film on BBC3.

I admit to feeling quite envious when I watched the second series (shown late 2017) and saw how the format had changed. If only I could have benefitted from assistance with creative job searching techniques; maybe if I had the programme makers wouldn't have needed to fake a happy ending. Contrary to what the video implies, what I was actually offered was a temporary job as an agency worker at National Grid, earning less than a graduate trainee. Less than a year later I was told that I hadn't displayed sufficient analytical ability to be upgraded to a permanent role, and out I went. So much for Aspies and their special talents!

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Nesf
On 5/15/2018 at 1:32 PM, Aeolienne said:

I took part in the first series of "Employable Me". However my contribution was reduced to a short film on BBC3.

I admit to feeling quite envious when I watched the second series (shown late 2017) and saw how the format had changed. If only I could have benefitted from assistance with creative job searching techniques; maybe if I had the programme makers wouldn't have needed to fake a happy ending. Contrary to what the video implies, what I was actually offered was a temporary job as an agency worker at National Grid, earning less than a graduate trainee. Less than a year later I was told that I hadn't displayed sufficient analytical ability to be upgraded to a permanent role, and out I went. So much for Aspies and their special talents!

It's not good that they are dishonest, it makes me wonder what happened to all the others who found a job, did they really keep their jobs?

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Aeolienne

I was intrigued by the case of Alan in the final episode of Employable Me's second series and the way he moved from Hertfordshire to the East Midlands before he'd even found a job. You see, at various times in my life I have cherished dreams of moving to a new area. When I was fresh out of university and living with my parents my desired location was as vague as anywhere outside of London. Nearly a decade later when I got fired by the Met Office, by which time I was a homeowner in Exeter, I sincerely hoped that my next job would be in Bristol. I have retained that attraction for Bristol ever since, especially when the city held the title of European Green Capital during 2015. However every time I thought of moving somewhere else I always told myself that I couldn't move anywhere without landing a job first, so ultimately I'd end up wherever the next job was.

My situation is made more complicated by my flat in Exeter (which I've let out ever since I moved to Skipton for the next job after the Met Office). Because I'm not living in it, the level of equity remaining in the property is counted as equivalent to savings, which means that I have been ineligible for means-tested benefits all the times I've been out of work. This includes the most recent period of unemployment, between March and October of last year. I had no option but to rely on my overdraft limit and handouts from my parents (I had previously run down all my savings in order to move to Warwickshire). Even since starting my current civil service job (on a much lower salary than National Grid), I have been overdrawn most of the time. I'm despairing of ever getting my affairs in order, let alone ever being able to sell the Exeter flat and buy somewhere local - I haven't even been able to afford to buy new work clothes.

As I said earlier, I still retain a soft spot for Bristol but sometimes I contemplate other places too. For instance, on a recent sightseeing visit to Derby I read in a free local magazine that the city has "the highest average workplace salary outside London" and yet compared to Leamington Spa its property prices are a steal. And I'm sure I once read that Swindon, yes Swindon, has the most favourable ratio of property prices to average income.

Am I a fool, am I hopelessly naïve to be so resigned to fate that I assume I cannot move somewhere unless and until I land a job there first? What made Alan so confident that he could land a job in the East Midlands more easily than within reach of Hertfordshire? Funny how when the benefits cap was proposed there were howls of outrage at the injustice of moving poor people beyond the M25. It seemed to be a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that London is where the majority of jobs are. Yet during my five-year sojourn with my parents the only "work" I found in London were two disappointing special autism work placements. So what does that prove?

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Nesf
19 hours ago, Aeolienne said:

Am I a fool, am I hopelessly naïve to be so resigned to fate that I assume I cannot move somewhere unless and until I land a job there first?

No, you are sensible. It's a really bad idea to move to a new place before you manage to find a job. Alan might have done it, but it was a huge gamble.

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Aeolienne
On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 10:06 AM, Nesf said:

No, you are sensible. It's a really bad idea to move to a new place before you manage to find a job. Alan might have done it, but it was a huge gamble.

And yet there was someone on the ASD-UK forum who was all set to move to Bristol(!) at the taxpayer's expense (or so it seemed) despite having no intentions of being in paid work for the forseeable future. Is there one rule for benefit claimants and another for the rest of us, I wonder?

"I want to move to Bristol"

Also see this article from Positive News, which appeared just after I'd moved to Skipton. Sod's law indeed!

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