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Coworkers Find Sweet Way to Put Man With Autism at Ease on His First Day

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A little bit of camaraderie can go a long way.

Bryan Chandler started a new job at U.K.-based career guidance company Learning Links on Tuesday. Chandler, who’s on the autism spectrum, was “incredibly anxious” for his first day.

His coworkers, realizing he was nervous, came up with a sweet way to welcome him and put him at ease. On the morning of his second day on the job, they presented Chandler with a poster they’d all signed.


My work realised I was anxious on my first day at my new job yesterday so they created this welcome poster for me this morning. I love it… thank you – Bryan ???? <3 Posted by ASPERGER’S SYNDROME AWARENESS – Bryan’s Advocacy on Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Some of the signatures offered words of welcome, others told him to let them know if there was anything they could do to help in settle in. It was a truly warm welcome.

I love it,” Chandler wrote about the poster on his Facebook page, Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness: Bryan’s Advocacy.

Chandler has made headlines before for a letter he wrote to his childhood teachers, as well as a post he shared about how sensory issues can affect those on the autism spectrum.

Originally published: February 17, 2016
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