Our 2019 research article ‘Nothing about us, without us: a case study of a consumer-run organization by and for people on the autism spectrum in the Netherlands’ provides a good starting point for talking about autistic leadership. Rachel Worsley, founder and CEO of internet startup Neurodiversity Media, shares the latest research on her website. In her blog ‘What does autistic leadership look like in 2020’ she summarizes our article and combines this with her personal story of being an autistic leader.
Conversations around neurodiversity and autism are still largely focused on employing and retaining autistic talent. But we don’t hear much about the other end of the spectrum: the autistic leaders. I agree with Rachel on that.