Autism is a completely different way of experiencing the world. And it's here to stay.
How are you and your workplace adapting?
Why do so many autistic people struggle to access, and remain in meaningful employment and what can we do, as individuals and organisations, to change this?
Read on to learn from two autistic professionals in Sheffield, UK.
You will develop an understanding of autism, and the many ways it affects people. Learn about the challenges faced by autistic people in entering into and staying in employment. Hear about other autistic people struggling to find their vocation. Gain direct insight into the first-hand employment experiences of two autistic training facilitators. Consider ways in which a person-centred approach can be used to better support autistic people into meaningful employment and excel in their role.
*Aims and outcomes. *What is autism, and what does it mean to be autistic? *An *overview of autism and employment. *Employer barriers. *Comfort/discomfort, self-awareness and social roles. *Our personal experiences. *Person-centred support approaches. *Advantages of workplace autism and productivity. *Personal reflection, questions and takeaway thoughts.
Our training workshops deliberately set out to disrupt standard modes of thinking. They provide the spark for conversations that will continue to build momentum, long after you have left the training room.
The Autism Edge
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