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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Women with autism working in the information technology industry (IT) face significant challenges due to being women and being with autism. We know very little in the way of research about the experiences of women with autism in the IT workplace. We propose a research study to investigate the challenges and opportunities women with autism experience in the IT workplace. We use Annabi and Lebovitz (2018) Organizational Interventions Mitigating Individual Barriers Framework (OIMIB) to depict the barriers women with autism experience, the individual methods they use to mitigate the barriers, and the role organizational interventions play in mitigating these barriers. We use in-depth interviews to empower women with autism to tell their stories and the unique challenges and opportunities they experience.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

The Untold Story: The Masked Experiences of Women with Autism Working in IT

Women with autism working in the information technology industry (IT) face significant challenges due to being women and being with autism. We know very little in the way of research about the experiences of women with autism in the IT workplace. We propose a research study to investigate the challenges and opportunities women with autism experience in the IT workplace. We use Annabi and Lebovitz (2018) Organizational Interventions Mitigating Individual Barriers Framework (OIMIB) to depict the barriers women with autism experience, the individual methods they use to mitigate the barriers, and the role organizational interventions play in mitigating these barriers. We use in-depth interviews to empower women with autism to tell their stories and the unique challenges and opportunities they experience.