Autism Awareness Week: 29 March - 4 April

29th March to 4th April 2019 is World Autism Awareness week and we're again highlighting some of the resources available to support employers make workplaces more autism-friendly.

  • The National Autistic Society has a wealth of resources to aid employers with the recruitment, training and retention of autistic staff.

  • Ambitious About Autism has information for employers and jobseekers.

  • The Careers and Enterprise Company has a SEND toolkit for employers: Fuelling Futures

  •  The  DWP Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit has been produced by the Autism Alliance for the DWP to support awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions. It offers practical guidance for supporting people who have neurodiverse conditions into employment. It also contains useful resources and additional local support contacts and organisations

  • The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development's guide Neurodiversity at Work is aimed at HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for their organisation, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.

  • Produced by neurodivergent members of GMB staff in consultation with neurodivergent GMB members Neurodiversity in the Workplace aims to provide information and advice that can be used to help make workplaces more inclusive for neurodivergent workers. Wales TUC has produced an autism toolkit for trade unionists.

  • For employers looking for to understand more about the terms neurodiversity and neurodivergent and what it means to be on the spectrum, ACAS have an explanatory section on their website 

  • Greater Manchester has established a consortium to make the region more autism-friendly. The work includes establishing a network for employers.


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