Our employment training team share their advice and anecdotes from working with employers to improve autism understanding.

Thank you

13 April 2017

Thank you to all our supporters who took on the challenge of raising-awareness and fundraising for World Autism Awareness Week so spectacularly this year!  

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Looking to support autistic apprentices?

13 April 2017

What is the Apprenticeship Levy? Will it apply to your business and what opportunities could this bring?

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Qube Learning

13 April 2017

We collaborate with the service provider who specialise in vocational qualifications, core skills and short courses. 

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Spotlight on Toby King

13 April 2017

Toby tells us how important it is for him that adjustments are made in the work environment help him feel settled and comfortable.

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Unexpected changes

16 March 2017

What are 'unexpected changes' and how can you play your part to minimise them?

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Managing anxiety

16 March 2017

What does anxiety look like in the workplace, and what can you put in place to help your autistic employee?

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Footprints Life Camp

16 March 2017

We look at the winner of the Most Creative Community Project in the 2017 National Autistic Society professional awards.

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World Autism Awareness Week at work

16 February 2017

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, see what Procter and Gamble are doing in their workplaces to promote more diversity.

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Building relationships at work

16 February 2017

Support you autistic colleagues through the tricky maze of building relationships at work.

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Myth busting

16 February 2017

Separate the fact from the fiction surrounding autism.

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What is an 'autism-friendly' workplace?

16 February 2017

Is your workplace autism–friendly? How many items can you tick off our list?

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Spotlight on...Susan

16 February 2017

Susan Askew is a workplace adviser. She tells us how her role can help support autistic people in employment.

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Support your employee with disclosure

19 January 2017

Download a document to help you share information related to your disability.

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What are the barriers to recruitment?

19 January 2017

Traditional recruitment processes often unintentionally create barriers for autistic candidates. Here we explore some of the common difficuties to consider.

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What are the positives around disclosure at work?

19 January 2017

Find out why people should be encouraged to disclose to colleagues and how employers can support disclosure at work.

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Our top five tips for interviewing autistic candidates

19 January 2017

Interviews can make even the most confident of people feel intimidated, however they can be particulaly challenging and confusing for autistic people. Find out our top tips.

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Spotlight on... Arran

19 January 2017

Arran Linton-Smith is a senior consultant with Interserve’s Consulting business. He tells us how, after receiving an autism diagnosis four years ago, he has embraced his condition and is keen to hold the door open for the future generation of autistic people.

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Spotlight on... Rachel

15 December 2016

Rachel is an offices services officer at Notting Hill Housing Group. She tells us what her job role entails and what support she needs. 

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What are reasonable adjustments?

15 December 2016

You're probably aware that you can make 'reasonable adjustments' to help autistic people in the workplace integrate into your teams and become valuable staff members, but what are 'reasonable adjustments'?

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Strengths of autistic employees

15 December 2016

While everyone has different strengths and areas of interest and it is important not to make assumptions about autistic people’s skillsets, we talk about some strengths commonly associated to autism.

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The autism employment gap and what employers can do to help

17 November 2016

Just what is the autism employment gap? We're asking the Government to make big changes to the way autistic people are supported when looking for work. Employers can also make small changes to help. Find out our top tips.

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How can autism affect someone in the workplace?

17 November 2016

From sensory overload to meltdowns, to misunderstanding and difficulty with change, what might an autistic employee be dealing with in the workplace? Put yourself in the shoes of your autistic employees and discover how you can help.

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Spotlight on... Nashir

17 November 2016

Nashir Miah is a Post Room Assistant at The National Autistic Society. Read an interview with him about his job, what he enjoys and the support he receives.

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