Did you know, there are approximately 1 in every 69 people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder today? 80% of the adult autistic population are unemployed. A further 10% do not have “meaningful” employment.
It is a fundamental basic need in order to reach our self actualization to have meaningful employment. This gives us a sense of belonging, a sense of worth, a sense of empowerment. It means so much to people on so many levels and is something we all look for. A fulfillment of our talents and potentialities.
Organizations who employ members of the autistic community have reported better productivity, better team work ethics, less absenteeism and a happier workforce culture. So why are there so many autistic people still unemployed or under employed?
How do you advertise for the role? Are you inadvertently excluding the autistic community? How do you conduct your interviews? What strategies do you employ to ensure your organization is inclusive and supportive of all your workers.
Your company needs neurodiversity. With neurodiverse individuals, your company will become a leader in change and inclusion.
Here at Training Solutions Kilkenny, we aim work with you and your organization to provide the correct supports to make your workplace more inclusive. We will help guide you in your employment campaigns to ensure you are open to all types of minds and capabilities that will best fit the role rather than the society.
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