Course Description

Autism for Leaders

How has this course been developed?

This 3 hour course has been developed in-line with the latest research and empirical studies relating to aspects of autism-affirming leadership and balanced with 10 years professional experience of supporting autistic people and organisational leaders, as well as lived experience of the specific subject matter.

What is the overall course aim?

This course aims to develop a strong understanding of how to model autism-affirming ethos. You will develop an understanding of how to identify areas of your organisation, department or business unit that will benefit from autism-affirming initiatitives and how to motivate your team to engage with them.

What are the expected learning outcomes?

  • In-depth understanding of autism
  • Understand the Equality Act 2010 in relation to autistic colleagues and customers
  • Understand the nuances of autistic culture and community
  • Understand ableist and neuro-normative culture and approaches
  • Aware of efficient and effective ways to audit and assess the existing organisational culture
  • Understand how to manage competing individual neuro-needs and neuro-cultures within your team
  • Workshop practical and tailored strategies to adapt your personal and organisational practice to be autism-affirming
  • Aware of how to access additional strategies and resources to support your autism-affirming cultural and organisational change

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for CEO’s, Directors and Senior Managers. No previous knowledge or training is required, however attendees should have a good basic understanding of what autism is.