Employers who hired Autistic employees identified many benefits including regular attendance, long-term employment, meaningful co-worker relationships, positive role models, increase in productivity, and education about Autism. Employers familiar with Autism also indicated an increase in their capacity to accommodate for specific needs of employees. Some skills and knowledge that may be missing for employers is how to fit a job for the individual with specific Autistic traits. There are many strategies employers use to create inclusive and positive work settings for those on the spectrum. This builds strong support systems and enhances knowledge about Autism for co-workers and employers. Employers play a crucial role in creating positive and successful work environments.

Module 1 Autism 101
Topic 1 Introduction  - Preview
Topic 2 Diagnostic characteristics of Autism  - Preview
Module 2 Benefits of inclusive hiring
Topic 1 Hiring inclusively  - Preview
Topic 2 Autism: The positives  - Preview
Topic 3 Benefits of hiring inclusive  - Preview
Module 3 Creating an inclusive environment
Topic 1 Reasonable accommodations  - Preview
Topic 2 1. Using Visual Aides or other Supports to increase understating  - Preview
Topic 3 2. Environmental Modifications  - Preview
Topic 4 3. Adaptive Equipment or Devices  - Preview
Topic 5 4. Flexible Work Schedules and Breaks  - Preview
Topic 6 5. Transition Warnings  - Preview
Module 4 Adapting workplace practices
Topic 1 Recruitment  - Preview
Topic 2 Onboarding and training  - Preview
Topic 3 Managing Job Expectations  - Preview
Topic 4 Workplace Culture  - Preview
Topic 5 Social considerations  - Preview
Module 5 Resource list
Topic 1 Additional resources  - Preview