Malcolm Mayfield is the founder and Managing Director of Autism STAR Pty Ltd. His career includes working as a researcher in the UniSA Civil Engineering Laboratories and as a contract administrator in the construction industry. In those capacities, he has worked in teams that have built sports stadiums, high-rise buildings, power stations, and subdivisions, and rose to be highly regarded in his field in the companies for which he worked.
Malcolm’s view of the world changed when he self-diagnosed his Asperger Syndrome at the age of 37 and had that diagnosis confirmed a few years later. Patterns in his life that had previously been confusing at last made sense and, as part of that process of greater awareness, he realised that in order to cope and succeed as an adult and a professional, he had developed independent success strategies that could be used by others on the autism spectrum.
The concept and manifestation of Autism STAR grew out of that process of self-discovery. Malcolm’s goal is to shine a light on the autism spectrum to show the world that autism is a strength to be cherished and nurtured into success for all.
Malcolm Mayfield is an NLP Practitioner and life coach, is an Independent Director on the Autism CRC Board of Directors and is co-author of The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment.