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Understanding the workplace, a course for autistic women who are working, including those with Asperger syndrome. Date: 30th & 31st May 2017 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm Venue: The National Autistic Society, Mars Room, 393 City Road, London, EC1 V1NG Contact: Shauna Fleming, [email protected] Cost: £380 Event Type: Training Course Organiser: The National Autistic Society

A course developed and delivered by autistic women.

Our new two-day training course is for autistic women who are in employment and want to increase their understanding of the potential complexities of the workplace. It will specifically focus on the challenges women face and their skills. You will have the opportunity to explore work-related challenges alongside other women on the autism spectrum. The course aims to increase your confidence and skills in the workplace, and will cover the following topics: Diagnosis, and the impact for autistic women We aim to ensure that women fully understand their autism, including their diagnostic journey, and how it affects them. We will provide information on the main differences and challenges that autistic women experience. Disclosure – why, when and how This section focuses on why, how, and when to disclose. Topics covered include general disclosure and effective disclosure in the workplace. Personal relationships and safety, for well-being at work  We will explore women and their personal relationships, and how to remain safe and ensure well-being at work. Workplace relationships and expectations This section explores the expectations and challenges that women face in the workplace, as well as strategies for understanding setting healthy workplace relationship boundaries, and assertiveness. Managing sensory sensitivities and anxiety This section introduces strategies for managing sensory sensitivities and anxiety.

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