Autism at Work - Managing Autism in The Workplace
What you'll learn
- How to manage autism in the workplace
- The benefits of having autistic staff
- What reasonable adjustments are and how they can be made.
- Students should be willing and able to be flexable in how they respond to ASC (autism spectrum condition)
- I recommend doing our free "Autism awareness for all course"
With 1% of the word population on the autistic spectrum and almost 50% of autistic people going through higher education it is important that businesses today, big and small, make adjustments for autistic people a key concern.
Autism is an often-misunderstood condition and because of this autistic people often find themselves malemployed (employed well bellow their skills and education). But this doesn’t have to be the case as autistic people can be some of the best employees a company may ever have.
Companies (including many major companies like Microsoft, SAP, and JP Morgan Chase) have begun to recognise the potential of autistic people and have been making an effort to employ more people on the spectrum.
A leader at JPMorgan Chase Bank stated:
“Our autistic employees achieve, on average, 48 percent to 140 percent more work than their typical colleagues, depending on the roles.”
That is a huge difference! And it is because they are managing autistic employees well.
In this course I invite you to think about autism and see how small adjustments can make a big impact.
About the author:
Timothy Sproule has been working with autistic children and adults for 13 years using martial arts to help with their development. He was a befriender for the NAS (national autistic society) and member of his local committee between 2009-2019 and is now an ambassador for the European branch of Fighting for Autism.
Timothy was diagnosed with asperges syndrome at 7 years old and understands the struggles and stigma faced by autistic people as well as their skills, abilities and potential.
Who this course is for:
- People looking to employ autistic people
- HR (human resources) staff
- Anyone looking to help autistic people at work
For thirteen years I have been helping autistic children and adults to develop their social abilities, build confidence and to learn life skills – primarily through martial arts. I was also a committee member of our local autism charity and am now an ambassador for Fighting for Autism.
Using my experience, I have been teaching autism awareness courses to parents, teachers and professionals for the past three years. I am excited to do the same on Udemy!