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Sara Berg-Johnson


About Me


I'm a 38 year old autistic/adhd woman living in downtown Montreal with my husband and 2 cats. My interests are food/cooking, neurodiversity, trauma healing, nature, animals, photography and blogging. I'm a progressive Orthodox Christian. I've had two burnouts. I have employment trauma. I'm bilingual English and French both written and spoken.

Ideal Workplace Values

Neurodiversity-affirming, intersectional, trauma-informed, anti-capitalist

Open To

Full Time InternshipCo-opFreelance/Contract WorkFull Time JobPart Time Job

Work Settings


Career Interests

Non-restaurant food and cooking jobsArt & DesignOutdoor or Physical WorkEducation and Instruction

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

I'm creative, I am direct and honest without any intention to offend, I ask a lot of clarifying questions to be sure I’ve fully understood the tasks at hand, I am much better at single-focus tasks than multi-focus tasks, I use tools such as lists, timers, and alarms to keep me on track with work-oriented goals, and I carry a notebook or my phone if permitted so that I can write down complex verbal instructions, I respond well to feedback and constructive criticism as my overarching goal in life is to learn and grow, I have a high tolerance for sensory stimuli, and I notice if I am getting overwhelmed and can adjust accordingly, I'm good at communicating, I have a good sense of humour and like having fun

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Inclusion Essentials


Quiet environmentListsPatience with asking questionsNot relying on facial expressionNot relying on "social fit", accepting of oddnessSend Questions in AdvanceInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate Interview FormatWritten interview instructionsSupport PersonEmail / Calendar Organizationtask managementdaily check-insDaily RemindersEmail Writing HelpPresentation HelpCommunication PlanConcise instructionsWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsRecorded Tasks & MessagesChunking Large Amounts of ContentFlexible scheduleextra time off for appointmentsPeriodic Rest Breaksmeditation / quiet roomErgonomic SeatingQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingJob CoachingSupport Group for StressTherapyEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-Advocacy

Sensory Sensitivities

Driving a vehicle
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Standing for long periods