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NI woman with Asperger’s says many employers make assumptions on her abilities – Belfast Live

Tuesday, 2 August, 2022

NI woman with Asperger’s says many employers make assumptions on her abilities – Belfast Live

Emily Baskerville

 
A Belfast woman is on a mission to help break down barriers and stereotypes for people with disabilities in the workplace. Emily Baskerville has Asperger's Syndrome and admits that her disability comes with so many assumptions from prospective employers that getting a job, and even experience was a challenge.

The 23-year-old was diagnosed aged 12, but was living as neurodiverse since birth. The very term Asperger’s Syndrome proved to be a barrier, owing to what perspective some have.

“They think that I am reclusive when I have found myself to be very social in work settings after settling in,” the Belfast woman explained. "Yes, I have challenges with social interaction, and understanding social standards, though I have gotten better with age.”

Read more at: https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/real-life/ni-woman-aspergers-says-many-24569575

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