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Understanding the workplace for autistic employees

Our two day training course for people on the autism spectrum is for those who are currently in employment and want to increase their understanding of the potential complexities of the workplace.
Date: 24th & 25th May 2017
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: The National Autistic Society, Mars Meeting Room, 393 City Road, London, EC1 V1NG
Contact: Shauna Fleming, training.bookings@nas.org.uk
Cost: £380
Event Type: Training course
Organiser: The National Autistic Society
Attendees: autistic employees
As an employee, you will have the opportunity to explore work-related challenges alongside other people on the autism spectrum.  The course aims to increase your confidence and skills in the workplace, and will cover the following topics:
  What is autism? We aim to ensure employees fully understand their autism and how it affects them. We provide information on the Equality Act 2010 and legal rights in the workplace. Communication skills in the workplace This section focuses on formal and informal communication in the workplace. Topics covered include: small talk, interpreting non-verbal communication, communicating in different contexts and team work. Managing anxiety in the workplace We will look into the key sources of anxiety in the workplace and explore strategies for reducing anxiety at work. We will also discuss ways to seek further support. Assertiveness skills for the workplace This section explores strategies for communicating in an assertive manner, enabling employees to increase their confidence when communicating at work. Organisational skills for the workplace Employees will be introduced to resources and strategies for developing/enhancing skills in organisation, prioritisation and time management in the workplace.

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