Autism Workplace Needs Assessments
At Exceptional Individuals, we provide Workplace Needs Assessments for people with autism that require support in their job.
How do Autism Workplace Needs Assessments work?
Autism Workplace Needs Assessments are impartial assessments relating to work performance, circumstances, and adjustments based on your ASD related challenges. The assessment’s objective is to find solutions to support with day to day tasks which can be a barrier because of your ASD.
A report of findings will outline challenges and identify if there are any reasonable adaptations that would improve your working life, such as assistance with communication or workload management.
If you struggle with not always understanding what is being asked of you or why then we might recommend 1-2-1 mentoring sessions or technology in the form of mind mapping software. Perhaps a change of arrangement relating to seating plans or meetings might be of benefit.
These adjustments are provided as recommendations, which we will also then continue to help you and your employer implement.
If you are an employee with ASD, the assessment is free for you. Your employer should cover the costs of implementing our recommendations but may be offered financial support through the Access to Work Scheme.
Access to Work provides grants to cover, or share, the costs of the support, depending on how recently the employee was hired and the size of your company. For more information on how the costing works, give us a call on 0208 133 6046.
What happens in Workplace Needs Assessments?
1) Book a Workplace Needs Assessment:
To book, fill in the form below, providing details about yourself, your employer and your neurodiversity.
2) Arrange a time and date for the assessment:
After requesting a needs assessment, we will be in touch to arrange a time that suits you and your employer for your assessment.
3) Have the assessment:
We will then visit you and assess your workplace. These usually take an hour or two, checking everything from your technology, to your seating arrangements.
4) Receive your report and recommendations:
Following the visit, we will write up a report, with recommendations on what reasonable adjustments may benefit you. We can discuss this with your manager, or leave that part to you.
5) Apply recommendations to workplace:
After we have created the report, we will then support you with applying the recommendations. If you need funding for the adjustments, we may be able to receive funding from the government via the Access to Work scheme.
Book a Workplace Needs Assessment...
...using our form below to start the process. Once you have submitted your form, we will get back to you within 7 working days. If you’d rather speak with us, feel free to call us on 0208 133 6046, or fill in our contact form.
We also review assistive technology!
Reasonable adjustments for autism and other neurodiversities can vary depending on each individual’s needs. However, assistive technology is something that is commonly provided, helping neurodiverse adults to navigate modern-day technology easier.