Welcome to World Autism Awareness Week in the workplace!
Hope you are keeping safe and productive during this difficult time.
With the changes the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to every aspect of our society, it will be more important than ever for us to continue to raise awareness about autism and find new ways to support autistic people and their families.
Our research has told us that 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated, without the pressure of these current circumstances – and with only 16% of autistic people in work, finding employment will only be harder during these times. With small adjustments and better understanding at this crucial time, you can play a key part in adapting the recruitment process and creating spaces where autistic people can put their talents to good use and thrive at work.
With World Autism Awareness Week around the corner (30 March-5 April), there are still ways you can help to spread awareness amongst your colleagues even if your usual working environment has had to change.
You can share our informative ‘What is autism?’ film with your colleagues during the week, and ensure you follow our social media channels as we share more information and resources to support autistic people and their families.
You can still download your free World Autism Awareness Week workplace pack full of tips, posters and other resources ready for when you’re able to go back to working normally.
By going one step further during World Autism Awareness Week, you’re helping us to challenge more attitudes and transform more lives this year.
Are you an employer looking to find out more about autism in the workplace? Or do you work with autistic colleagues?
Join our flagship employment programme that aims to bridge the gap between skills shortages in industry and connect you with talented autistic candidates.
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