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Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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DESCRIPTION:

 

This program includes a series of six self-paced, interactive modules filled with useful activities and videos. The program is designed to assist human resource professionals, employers, supervisors, managers, co-workers, job coaches and counsellors, autistic employees, parents, students, and anyone interested in inclusive employment to learn practical strategies on how to support all employees to be successful on the job.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Module 1: Understanding Autism in the Workplace
Learn about person on the autism spectrum and briefly review each of the four key topic areas in modules 2 through 5

Module 2: The Business Case for Hiring Inclusively
Understand the financial benefits of hiring inclusively and learn the strengths that autistic employees bring to the job.

Module 3: Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture
Learn strategies to create effective inclusive work environments to support autistic employees

Module 4: Inclusive Recruitment Strategies
Learn practical strategies to adjust the recruitment process to remove barriers.

Module 5: Inclusive Employee Retention Strategies
Learn a range of strategies that will support on-boarding and the day-to-day success of autistic employees.

Module 6: Practical Information for Employment Support Staff
Learn a range of strategies to support autistic job seekers at every phase of the job-seeking process - Plan, Prepare, Pursue, and Position

 

COURSE DEVELOPER:

Dr. Karen Bopp, Director of Provincial Outreach, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism

 

Keywords: OE, FOE

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