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A Banana Safe Word To Help With Autistic Mental Processing

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One autistic worker needed more mental processing time for instructions or approaches. Her team came up with a safe word. 

"If we want someone to give us space, in our team we say 'banana', and if we're in a client-facing space where that won't be appropriate, we turn our phones over on the table."

Read the full case study here: https://www.neurodiversitymedia.com/managing-autistic-employees-synergy-group-australia

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By Rachel Worsley

29 November 2020

 
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