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Autism in The Workplace

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Concept Training have over 20 years’ experience in the field of Autism. We are committed to provide training and consultancy to promote equality of opportunity for both children and adults on the Autism Spectrum.

There is an increasing realisation that there are many people with Autism in the workforce, some with a diagnosis and some with characteristics of Autism, without ever having been diagnosed. These characteristics can include inflexibility of thought and poor social and communication skills.

However, there are many characteristics of Autism which can mean that people on the Spectrum can be ideal employees. High levels of concentration, loyalty, reliability, close attention to detail to name a few. When supported effectively employees with Autism will be some of the hardest working and most effective part of a team.

As national statistics show that 1 in 68 people have Autism, there is every likelihood that all medium to large organisations will employ (possibly with realising it) a number of people with the Condition.

There are various reasons why Companies should undertake Autism training.

A Company, realising the strengths of employees on the Spectrum, might want to train HR staff and perhaps also colleagues. The result would be that everyone had an understanding of issues which might arise and strategies to implement to make the workplace a more harmonious place for all.

Another Company may work in an environment where there are significant health and safety issues. It would be important to realise that additional training would be required to support employees with Autistic characteristics, not only for their own safety, but for the safety of their colleagues.

Some Companies, reflecting on the positive aspects of employees with the Condition might want to be proactive in attracting people with Autism. They might need help in making their environment a more Autism friendly one. They may also seek help in adapting the interview process and job description.

Whatever the need, Concept Training can provide customised training, which will be relevant and practical and will overcome the potential barriers which exist. We can also provide ongoing help and consultancy if required.

If you would like to talk to us about Autism in the workplace and about your specific training needs, please contact us on 01524 832828, email an initial enquiry to [email protected] or fill out the form. Thanks.

"Great training and very informative. The training gave us a good insight and understanding in how to manage Autism in the work place.  I know this training will help us support our colleagues inside and outside the workplace. The trainer was very knowledgeable and a good advocate of the subject".


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Very informative, lots of strategies I will try with both my own son and children in schoolJodie. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

emotional, enlightening and has made a huge difference to how I perceive Autism Mary. Attended Intensive Interaction

Fantastically delivered, a great informative day which will definitely inform my teaching and practice. Jo. Attended Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour

Really enjoyed the training session. Very useful and full of information. Great trainer!! Whitney. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

Great course, very informative, well presented by Claire Grace, learnt loads. Thank you.Anthony. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

I have found them to be a professional and highly effective training providerShelagh Mackey. Manager, Stevenage Educational Trust

Felt like I was sitting listening to a very wise womanJuanita Strange. National Autistic Society

A Fabulous warm funny, experienced realistic trainer, was a pleasure. Thank you Debbi. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

an afternoon that provided many insights and much practical adviceJames Harding. Deputy Head, The Purcell School For Young Musicians

Very Informative.Jo. Attended Understanding Attachment Disorders

Enjoyable, informative and very useful.Julie. Attended Understanding Behaviour as Communication

I regularly recommend the courses delivered by Concept Training to my colleaguesFran Clayton. Deputy Head, Pendle View Primary School

All of the commissions have been delivered to the highest standardJulie Curtis. Learning and Development Consultant, Warwickshire County Council

Excellent presentation – one of the best training courses I have been onChris. Attended Intensive Interaction

Excellent course, excellent tutor, excellent day.Andy. Attended Autism Spectrum: Next Steps Level 3

The day flew by! Very enjoyable. Lauren. Attended Positive Ways of Changing Behaviour

All members of our staff who have attended training organised by Concept have found it to be valuableSarah Melman. Deputy Head, Jack Tizard School

I have no hesitation in recommending them as trainers.David Aarons. Mapledown School

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