One in every hundred people are currently diagnosed with autism, but it is believed that this number is a lot higher, as many adults are still undiagnosed or may have other neurodevelopmental differences. Approximately 85% of autistic adults are not in full-time paid employment, despite many of them having the skills to work and wanting to do so. Employers are missing out on this untapped market by not recruiting from this talent pool.
The costs of making reasonable adjustments to accommodate an autistic person are usually low.
Encouraging applications from autistic people is good for business. It can help the employer to:
- Increase the number of high-quality applicants available.
- Create a workforce that reflects the diverse range of customers it serves and the community in which it is based.
- Bring additional skills to the business, which could result in large savings.
- Help when tendering for local authority business.
- Enhance corporate reputation (Corporate Social Responsibility).
With the right training and support, your business can develop all talent within your organisation. A diverse and inclusive workforce can increase the profitability and success of your business through creativity, imagination and a vision for success.
We offer neurodiversity and autism acceptance training for businesses who wish to develop their knowledge and support diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
Our training packages can be adapted to suit your individual requirements, including how employers can support autistic and neurodiverse staff, strategies for staff to support neurodiverse customers, and HR inclusive recruitment.
We can deliver training to both small teams, and also larger groups within organisations. This can be delivered face-to-face at our centre; in your own work place or virtually.
Training prices start at £295 for a 2-hour session for up to 20 delegates. If your team is larger please contact us for a quote.
Find out more about the different types of training we can offer below.
To discuss our corporate training offer please contact the training team:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone – 01642 531248 (Option 4)
This is a 2-hour course which gives a general awareness of neurodiversity and autism to all staff, detailing the key three areas of difference, and how we can support individuals by making reasonable adjustments.
“Really enthusiastic delivery/interactive and made relevant to everyday experiences.” – Hart Gables
This is a 2-hour course which gives a general awareness of neurodiversity and specifically how managers can support their staff by making reasonable adjustments to work practices, including how instructions are given, daily routines, the office environment and preparing for change.
This is aimed at HR departments and managers in order to understand how to adapt their recruitment processes.
This is a 2-hour course aimed at customer-facing staff which gives a general awareness of neurodiversity and specifically how staff can support customers and service users by creating an autism friendly environment, understanding the individual’s needs and behaviours, and clear concise communication and information sharing.
If you are looking for something more bespoke, or any of our training packages for a larger team of staff please contact us with your requirements and we will provide a quote.
What companies have said about our training . . .
“A wider and varied idea of how to support both adults and children living with autism.
How I can implement good practice for both at MFC but also in my day to day life.” – Middlesbrough Football Club