This series of four videos provides training in the Autism Working programme to increase understanding and support of autistic staff in the workplace.
Viewers will learn how to assess the profile of the autistic employee leading to the design of a unique Personal Support Plan aimed to increase work satisfaction and productivity across the team.
Viewers will be assisted by reading our book, Autism Working: A Seven-Stage Plan to Thriving at Work, prior to the course, but this is not essential.
In this series of four videos, learn how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for a girl or woman to determine whether they have autism, including measurement of camouflaging, comorbidity, differential diagnosis, and use of and adaptations to conventional psychometric assessment.
Please note, the content in the video series assumes prior knowledge and skill in professional clinical assessment techniques, the principles of psychometrics, and ethical and professional issues.
In this four-part video series, learn the challenges faced by autistic girls and women in their daily lives and how autism can affect their friendships, relationships, sense of self, emotion regulation and career.
We will cover support and therapy to develop a positive sense of self, enhance strategies for self-advocacy, executive functioning, emotion understanding and regulation, improve friendship and relationship abilities from early childhood to the adult years, and how aspects of autism can contribute to a successful career.
Neurodivergent people often experience challenges in exercising skills associated with self-determination and self-advocacy, being pinnacle life skills that drive their success in education, employment, independence and within society.
With the right supports, tools and strategies, they can develop high levels of self-determination, providing a firm sense of self-confidence.
Working together as a community, as parents, partners, caregivers, health professionals, educators and employers, we can be part of the process in guiding, building and supporting them in attaining these skills and empowering them in determining a future that is directed by their visions, dreams and goals for their future.
Autistic and neurodivergent people often experience difficulty with processing sensory information, either being hypersensitive or hyposensitive. In the workplace, many sensory factors can negatively impact on individuals’ work performance and contribute to increased levels of stress, anxiety and mental overwhelm.
Being subjected to sensory assault on a regular basis can also impact wellbeing through physical pain, leading to changes in behaviour, withdrawal or meltdown.
This video explores the potential causes and sources of sensory assault in the workplace, how to make workplace modifications and what supports can assist the individual in reducing their sensory overwhelm.
This video also investigates how employers can improve workplace design cost effectively, providing sensory friendly working conditions for all employees.
Self-care is critical in maintaining good mental health and physical wellbeing, but is also one of the hardest things to implement into our daily lives.
Autistic and neurodivergent people often experience higher rates of anxiety and depression, along with high levels of stress and burnout.
By the time they hit their 30s and 40s, many autistic and neurodivergent people are exhausted, struggling to stay employed, have broken relationships and friendships, along with the emergence of associated chronic disease and health problems.
This video explores good self-care strategies, how and when to implement them into daily life, how to identify when we are not feeling our best, when to say no and how ask for support.
Executive Functioning (EF) ability covers many skills. People who experience executive dysfunction often have more trouble with attention, working memory, mental processing, and verbal fluency. These are all called executive-function abilities that are important at school, uni, the workplace and home life.
This video explores the challenges experienced, investigate why the brain behaves the way it does and discuss strategies and tools that will become part of your EF toolkit, enabling you to be the executive of functioning.
Effective workplace social skills are considered as an essential skill to maintaining a happy working relationship with co-workers, supervisors and employers.
Many of these skills place value in small talk, eye contact, body language, socialising, being confident, and being yourself.
This places enormous stress upon autistic and neurodivergent people, leaving them feeling confused, challenged and anxious at having to navigate the workplace social nuances, that often results in alienation, misunderstandings and potential job loss.