Do you work with a Hidden Aspie?

There are many myths about people with Asperger's, yet current research suggests that 6% of people working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) companies are on the autistic spectrum. Most are unrecognised and often misunderstood. Do you suspect that a colleague might be a Hidden Aspie? If so, then you can leverage their unique talents to benefit your company.

One of the main concerns facing businesses today is conflict avoidance and resolution in the workplace. The ability to navigate through and resolve conflict is the most basic skill an organisation must have to attain high performance and compete in today's economy. Recognising and understanding the causes of potential conflicts is vital, and we aim to provide your leaders and teams with insight, tools, and practical solutions to address and resolve conflict.

We offer bespoke training packages tailored for your business where we will come in and present talks and/or discussions based on your business area, and show how you can recognise and support those employees who have Asperger's as well as how to better utilise their unique talents. If you'd like to find out more about this service, please send an email to Val.

Benefits of Asperger's in work

  • Fluid Intelligence
  • Systemising - the drive to analyse, explore, extract underlying rules and construct a system
  • Focused - can concentrate for long periods
  • Determination
  • Attention to detail
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Finding solutions others don't think of
  • Loyal, honest and punctual
  • Reliable and hard working

Employer benefits of recognising and understanding the Aspie communication style

  • Improved staff retention
  • Improved working relationships
  • More effective communication
  • Increased employee performance
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Lower absenteeism rates
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Increased loyalty -


Andrew Hanson,Outreach Manager, National Physical Laboratory

"Valerie Carlin gave a presentation to a group at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) during a Continuing Professional Development training session concentrating on ‘Diversity’. The audience comprised managers, Human Resources staff and senior scientists. The general feedback was that Valerie’s session was extremely thought provoking and insightful. The organisation which includes over 400 scientists (who in the past have included Alan Turing) , there are several individuals who might be considered somewhere on ‘the spectrum’. Valerie’s presentation and informal discussions with individuals afterwards helped many of our staff recognise, comprehend and manage better high functioning aspies."

Anonymous comments, Kingston Centre for Independent Living

"This was a very informative and interactive session. Input from Valerie was invaluable as hearing her own experience enhanced the learning"

"Valerie's presentation was very useful and gave lots of information and better understanding of Asperger's Syndrome"

"...each session was great, especially Valerie's, as she managed to get the points across and I feel so much more enlightened on the subject"

"The discussion on Asperger's was very useful"

"I really enjoyed the feedback about Aspergers..."