What can people with autism teach businesses about social distancing? Jefferson Center gathering answers

Published by: Philadelphia Business Group
Written by: John George

While some people on the autism spectrum are struggling with the pandemic, a subset of that group — for whom a socially distant world is ideally suited — is actually thriving.

Dr. Wendy Ross is hoping members of that subset can provide advice for people having difficulties adjusting to workplace and environment changes that have occurred during the Covid-19 outbreak.

“There is a lot to be learned from some people on the spectrum about remote learning and remote interactions,” said Ross, director of the Jefferson Center for Austim and Neurodiversity. “I would not wish Covid on the world, to be clear, but this is an opportunity for people who have traditionally been seen as different, or people who are seen as needing to learn how to be social. Here is an opportunity for them to be the educators and the leaders. It’s a role-reversal.” Click here to read the rest of the story

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