Autism in the Workplace
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ToHealth give individuals with autism in the workplace the confidence to feel at home in any work environment.
Increasing Confidence Through Training
Understanding autism in the workplace, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is not always straightforward. It is widely accepted that autism is a spectrum and that it affects people in different ways. This makes the demands on accurate diagnosis and support both nuanced and critical.
For individuals with autism in the workplace, employment can present a complex mix of unique problems. Social interaction, an obvious demand in any organisation, can be difficult for people with autism. Interacting with others often resembles a game they cannot win, with fuzzy rules about social norms and unwritten laws of etiquette.
Failure to meet the norms that colleagues expect of them leads to greater feelings of anxiety and deepening isolation. Our training addresses this negative cycle of autism in the workplace and provides positive pathways for change. In partnership with our autism awareness sessions, we can improve how an organisation approaches autism in the workplace needs for the benefit of all staff.
Our trainers provide coaching strategies to help individuals with autism manage anxiety, feel comfortable and develop confidence.
People with autism can benefit from assistive-technology applications such as “Brain in Hand” which assists organisation and reduces stress.
Educate staff with our comprehensive autism awareness sessions. Provide great ideas for dealing with autism in the workplace.
Assess staff for characteristics of autism in the workplace. Obtain support unique to employee need and job role.
Brain In Hand
We’ve introduced many people with autism to the benefits of using “Brain in Hand” – a cloud-based software service which helps people remember activities, mitigate stress and feel safe. It’s an excellent tool for safeguarding mental health and supporting key functions in a work environment.
Accessed via a smartphone, individuals with autism can plan their day, implement coping strategies and access support services when and where they need it. It makes managing autism in the workplace significantly easier.
Facilitate Individual Growth
Enables individuals with autism to reach their full potential in any work environment and make a material contribution to workplace success.
Leverage Unique Skillsets
Facilitates the specialised insights which people with autism can provide to broaden workplace dialogue and increase decision-making options.
Improve Workplace Dynamics
Provides a level playing field for those employees dealing with autism in the workplace in respect to their colleagues.
Refine Working Practices
Improves working practices as a whole by making procedures and processes more streamlined, clearer and documented.