Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates

A short employability course made with and for autistic people
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (20 ratings)
756 students
1hr 4min of on-demand video
English
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Skills to help you find a suitable job
Skills to help you decode job adverts and interview questions
Guidance on sharing or disclosing your autism diagnosis
Information about reasonable adjustments
Development of an action plan to maximise employment success

Requirements

  • No

Description

Welcome to our short course: Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates!

This online course is ideal for you if are an autistic university student or graduate interested in developing your employability skills. However, it may also be useful for any autistic person looking to develop these capacities.

It is not specific to any particular academic discipline or university course but, rather, offers a broad introduction to a range of important considerations as you begin to look for employment.

The course is estimated to take between 2-4 hours in total but you can take as long as you need to complete it.

It has a number of core aims, which include:

  • Encouraging you to consider your strengths and needs as an autistic person

  • Guiding you in thinking about what reasonable adjustments/accommodations might be right for you

  • Enhancing your ability to find a job that aligns with your skills and interests

  • Developing your capacity to secure a job by examining interview techniques

  • Providing opportunities to reflect on your learning and put it into practice

The videos and activities in this course have all been developed and produced by a team of experts, including autistic graduates, autistic workplace mentors, non-autistic university careers consultants, and non-autistic researchers. 

This course was funded by The Churchill Fellowship and York St John University. It is supported by the autism organisations Matthew's Hub, Autism Forward, and Living Autism as well as the Association for Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

We hope that you find it useful for building your confidence and skills around looking for and gaining employment as you move into the next stage of life.

Let's get started! 

Who this course is for:

  • Autistic university or college students
  • Autistic university or college graduates
  • Any autistic person interested in developing employability skills

Instructor

Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor
Jonathan Vincent
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 20 Reviews
  • 756 Students
  • 1 Course

My name is Dr Jonathan Vincent. I am a Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor at a UK University in the United Kingdom. My research focuses on employability for autistic students and graduates as well as experiences of education and transitions across the life course.

This employability course was funded my the Churchill Fellowship, UK. It was developed by a team of autistic and non-autistic people with experience in peer mentoring, employer training, social research, and careers consultancy.

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