What is Autism?

Autism affects the way a person experiences their environment and therefore also 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 honest and direct communication, 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 it varies 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. Please note that whilst Asperger’s is no longer a term used in diagnosis, we have included it here for people who still identify as such.

Follow think link to learn more about neurodiversity.

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 learn more? Try our Genius Screener or see our full range of services here.


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.