Available for 30 days On-Demand
When understood and supported, autistic employees have been found to be both more productive and valued than non-autistic employees. This course provides training in the Autism Working programme to increase understanding and support of autistic staff in the workplace. Participants will learn how to assess the profile of the autistic employee leading to the design of a unique Personal Support Plan aimed to increase work satisfaction and productivity across the team.
- Presented by Dr Tony Attwood, Dr Michelle Garnett and Barb Cook
- 30 days to complete the course
- 5 hours broken into 4 sessions
- Downloadable PDF handouts supplied
- Certificate of completion
- $230.00 per person
This course provides training in the Autism Working programme to increase understanding and support of autistic staff in the workplace. Participants will learn how to assess the profile of the autistic employee leading to the design of a unique Personal Support Plan aimed to increase work satisfaction and productivity across the team.
Who will benefit?
Employers, HR Managers, Line Managers, Team Members, Mentors and employment agency staff, Autistic employees, Autistic adults looking for and maintaining employment, Parents and carers of autistic adults.
By the end of the training the participant will be able to:
- Describe the likely strengths and qualities in abilities, learning style and personality of an autistic employee, and how employing an autistic person will enhance work culture and improve the bottom line.
- Understand the likely challenges the autistic employee may experience at work.
- Be able to use six (6) tools that come with the programme to assess the profile of strengths and challenges associated with autism to design a Plan to Thrive at Work.
- Design workplace accommodations that are uniquely tailored to the autistic employee to maximise their workplace satisfaction and productivity.
- Understand the link between autism and stress and be able to apply powerful autism-friendly stress reduction strategies to increase work satisfaction and productivity.
- Know how to assess breakdowns in communication within the team and management and apply autism-informed communication repair strategies.
- Equip your autistic employee with tools and strategies to thrive at work, whether the challenges are social, sensory, attitudinal, or related to executive functioning difficulties.
Module breakdown and pre-reading:
Understand the strengths and challenges of autism, how to recognise these at work, and how to assess these using six (6) tools.
Learn the links between stress, autism and sensory processing, and master the strategies and tools to support your autistic employee with both environmental accommodations and new skills.
Understand the learning profile and thinking style of your autistic employee/s to maximise their creativity, productivity and work satisfaction, and minimise interpersonal conflict and misunderstandings.
Learn tools to encourage and maintain an inclusive workplace, address the double-empathy problem, repair interpersonal breakdowns at work and to create a thriving and productive workplace culture.
Participants will be assisted by reading the presenters’ book prior to the course, but this is not essential. Available in New Zealand at www.autismresources.co.nz
Garnett, M.S. & Attwood, T. (2021). Autism Working: A Seven-Stage Plan to Thriving at Work. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
What others have said about our Online Courses:
“I have done a few different online courses recently but none of them compare to the professionally delivered courses by Creating Success. Tony and Michelle’s delivery is brilliant. I learnt so much and was engaged the whole duration of the course.” (Angelique – Auckland)
“Thank you so much for providing these training opportunities. Hands down the BEST online course I have done.” (Jennifer – Napier)
“Michelle and Tony have such wonderful compassion and the way they present their information makes it so easy to watch. The 6 hour course went so fast I’m going to register for the other courses as well.” (Jan – New Plymouth)