Autism Consultancy

We support employers through our autism consultancy, offering advice and guidance on all things autistic, from policies, HR guidance, and staff training.

 

Our Autism Consultancy Service



At Exceptional Individuals, we know that even with the best will in the world, it can be difficult to be a truly inclusive employer. That is why we support employers through our autism consultancy services, offering advice and guidance on drafting and implementing inclusive policies, HR guides, and creating a culture of open communication.

People with autism have unique skills that make them an asset to organisations, we support employers to ensure they are providing an inclusive environment for their employees to thrive and their organisation to grow.

We can get you started by supporting you to become more "autism friendly", and provide bespoke consultancy services such as audits and training. Our specialist services help to ensure that being inclusive is not treated as a one-time engagement, but a progressive attempt at genuinely improving the inclusivity of your workplace.

Interested in using our Autism Consultancy service? Give us a call on 0208 133 6046


How might autism affect work?


Autism is considered to be a spectrum condition, which means that people with autism experience their condition differently. People with autism may have difficulty with communication and interpreting subtle interactions. For this reason, it can be difficult for people with autism to perform well in traditional job interviews, application processes, or in big team meetings.

However, each person with autism has their own unique talents which can include logical and objective thinking, strong visual memory and information retention, and perceptive attention to detail.

At Exceptional Individuals, we work with employers and autistic candidates to match the right people to the right roles and organisations. We have a database of candidates with autism who have uploaded their CV and interest in securing a job. We then help to create a match with employers from well-known companies by inviting our candidates to apply to jobs which suit their skill set.

If the candidate is successful in securing a job with one of our partner organisations, Exceptional Individuals provides support for employee needs through coaching sessions and by advising on the necessary tools to utilise their unique skills. We will also advise employers on any suitable provision they can put in place to support their employee to succeed in their new role.


What is the best job for someone with autism?


When undertaking work that capitalises on strengths and reasonable adjustments being implemented, individuals with autism are capable of succeeding and can provide exceptional value to organisations.

There isn’t a one size fits all career for every person with autism; it depends on the individual’s interests and talents. Though there are careers that utilise the assets of autism, such as creativity, and innovation, etc, more than others. These jobs include teaching, designing, culinary arts and working as an entrepreneur, amongst other things.


How do people with autism think?


Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological developmental condition characterised by repetitive patterns of behaviour and difficulties with social communication. Struggling to deal with change, mandatory actions or other points of view can be elements of this learning difference.

As people with autism are considered to be part of a spectrum, their characteristics can differ significantly and no two people with autism are the same. Many people with autism are considered to be "high functioning", which means their autism does not affect their intelligence. However, common traits of ASD include challenges with speech and articulation, difficulty seeing the world from someone else’s perspective, and sensitivity to light or sound.

People with autism who may struggle to consider emotion or subjectivity, can make fantastic logical thinkers and problem solvers. Moreover, people with autism are often highly efficient, have great attention to detail, and a fantastic memory. With the right support and work environment, people with autism can harness their strengths and create meaningful careers.


Interested in our Autism Consultancy service?


Give us a call on 0208 133 6046.

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