Supporting autism in the workplace workshop

FParking is free and those who attend will get a chance to have a sneaky peek at the museum too.ollowing on from our successful events in Northampton, Track NN is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a “Supporting autism in the workplace workshop” in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 18th February 2020 from 9.15am to11.30am. The event will be hosted in association with Issured and ACS Recruitment Solutions. The National Museum of Computing has kindly agreed to host the event, and Track NN looks forward to working with them on this event and creating future opportunities for individuals.

Around 1 in 60 people in the UK are currently diagnosed as being autistic and only 16% of adults with autism are currently employed. And, there are thousands of people across Milton Keynes who have been diagnosed, and many more who have not.

Many autistic people have a variety of skills that enable them to thrive in a wide variety of roles, however they are often disadvantaged when it comes to getting and keeping a job because of difficulties with social communication and interaction, other people’s lack of understanding and sensory issues.

The workshop is aimed at businesses who are looking at recruiting a range of talented individuals, and also supporting their existing employees. It will look at the benefits of employing a diverse workforce, and also the support and small environmental changes which can be made to support employees.

The events in Northampton have helped to support 23 people into paid employment and the businesses have seen a range of benefits. These have included a variety of roles from graphic designer, to warehouse work and computer programming to mention just a few.

Track NN and ACS Recruitment have developed a partnership to support autistic candidates to gain employment and this workshop will share best practice and support for companies as well as help you discover a pool of candidates across Milton Keynes.

- Mythbusting autism

- Tips for those managing autistic spectrum (AS) employees in the workplace

- What is a reasonable adjustment?

- Case studies

- How to access funding to help your business adapt

- Support and training you can undertake as a company to support those on the AS in your workplace

- The benefits of the partnership between Track NN and ACS Recruitment to support autistic candidates to gain employment opportunities and how this approach to recruitment can work for you.


For more information visit www.track.org.ukYou can book your place on the event for FREE at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-autism-in-the-workplace-workshop-tickets.