First Time Disclosure
As people who have either read my book or have followed my website and postings will know, I have never disclosed my Asperger in a work context.
There are various reasons for this but, basically, I just don't feel that it would accrue me personally any real benefit and the downside of feeling under the spotlight a little could be somewhat detrimental to my confidence.
This doesn't always apply to others of course. I know of some people whom I feel that it would be not only highly beneficial, but also essential for them to divulge their Asperger. Doing so could, I believe, bring them real benefits.
I am in a work context at the moment that I feel entirely comfortable with. The organisation is supportive, my colleagues are great and, perhaps for the first time in a work setting, I would feel comfortable with informing people that I have AS.
There would be no real, immediate benefit of doing so that I can see, I just would right right about doing it.
I am wondering whether I should and see what the outcomes is. It could be quite a useful learning curve for me.