What is Autism?

Autism affects the way a person experiences their environment and therefore the way they communicate. Autistic people often experience their senses more intensely than others meaning the world can feel overwhelming at times. There are many skills associated with Autism such as honesty and directness, attention to detail, an ability to find or create patterns, processing information and memory. At Genius Within our approach with clients is to maximise their strengths, as well as develop strategies to remove obstacles.

A broad spectrum

Autism is often referred to as a spectrum because experiences vary so widely from person to person. Whilst this is true, it is best not to think of it as a straight line, but rather a colour wheel with everyone having different strengths and challenges.

Follow think link to learn more about neurodiversity.

Info graphic with head at the centre and overlapping text bubbles in a circle around it. Title reads: Autism, stengths and challenges. The strengths and challenges are listed as follows; information processing and memory, over focus and becoming stuck in detail, detail conscious, difficulty following non-specific instructions, tenacity and honesty, difficulty with verbal communication, creating and finding patterns, overstimulation and stress.

Helping to find your Genius Within

Our Autistic clients most commonly ask for help with the following areas:

  • Verbal Communication
  • Stress
  • Time Management
  • Organisation Skills
  • Concentration
  • Understanding Neurodiversity

Everyone we work with has a bespoke plan that is designed to help them access their inner genius. The plan may include strategies on the above areas, or it might include other areas where they feel they need more support to work at their best.

Want to find out more?

Discover the GeniusFinder Pro, the replacment to our previous Genius Screener or have a look at what services we offer.


You may be able to get funding through the Access to Work scheme. If you have funding, you can come straight to us, no matter who is recommended on the referral – it’s your choice!  We are approved suppliers UK wide.