Understanding autism in the workplace – autism training icon – Adjust Services

Autism

Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition which includes Asperger’s syndrome.

Employees with autism can bring a range of unique skills to a workplace and often flourish in the right environment. These individuals can be immensely loyal staff members with an exceptionally low absence rate, and may even need to be encouraged to take annual leave. They can work with high levels of dedication and an eye for detail – and they may often see things from a different point of view.

If employees with autism are not understood effectively then difficulties can arise for the employee and managers alike. Adjust can help right from the start with pre-recruitment advice and ongoing consultancy to ensure the smoothest employment journey.

Employees with autism can struggle at work if there is a lack of structure or clear communication. Many may not be able to pick up on non-verbal communication or the unwritten rules of workplace culture and their behaviour can be misconstrued as rude, insensitive or unfriendly. This can lead to these employees becoming ostracised or isolated. Adjust can help your business recognise employees with autism and advise you about reasonable adjustments in the workplace through training and consultancy. The first step is understanding.

 

Autism Understood

 

Understanding ADHD in the workplace – ADHD training icon – Adjust Services

ADHD

ADHD

Employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be passionate about a particular interest or topic they care about. However, they may have difficulties with attention, physical restlessness, staying on task, following routines and maintaining concentration, for example in meetings.

People with ADHD tend to be creative and produce lots of ideas which can be harnessed when working in an area of interest. Many people with ADHD flourish in a role that engages them constantly such as a paramedic, sports coach or teacher.

Adjust can help your business recognise employees with ADHD and advise you about reasonable adjustments in the workplace through training and consultancy. The first step is understanding.

 

ADHD Understood

Understanding dyspraxia in the workplace – dyspraxia training icon – Adjust Services

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Employees with dyspraxia can have difficulties with physical coordination, judging distance or space and managing social and sequencing skills. In the workplace, this could manifest as making errors when inputting data, not dressing smartly, or having difficulties with timekeeping and keeping a tidy desk space.

People with dyspraxia are often excellent speakers and trainers. Employees with dyspraxia are often highly creative and will think differently to the majority of employees, bringing a refreshing perspective to a workplace.

Adjust can help your business recognise employees with dyspraxia and advise you about reasonable adjustments in the workplace through training and consultancy. The first step is understanding.

 

Dyspraxia Understood

Understanding dyslexia in the workplace – dyslexia training icon – Adjust Services

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

Employees with dyslexia can be extremely imaginative, creative and talented. They are often very good with people, excellent problems solvers and frequently can link ideas together and ‘see’ in 3D. These skills can flourish in entrepreneurial, creative and practical industries, such as graphic design and physiotherapy. Most people know that dyslexia affects reading and writing but there are other aspects to the condition. For example, employees with dyslexia may struggle with their short-term memory, which can make organisational tasks such as remembering instructions and appointments or managing their inbox more challenging.

Adjust can help your business recognise employees with dyslexia and advise you about reasonable adjustments in the workplace through training and consultancy. The first step is understanding.

 

Dyslexia Understood