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TUC Launches Its First Guide to Autism in the Workplace


Business  (tags: business, uk, Trade unions, autism, Autism spectrum disorder, disability )

David
- 109 days ago - tuc.org.uk
Autism in the workplace aims to inform union reps and workers of the facts around the condition, and advice on how to support autistic staff to ensure they get the adjustments they may need - and to which they are legally entitled.



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Kamia T. (66)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:26 am
There are probably many more people with autism, especially the Asperger's side of the syndrome, in the workplace than many even know. This is a really great post and first step in helping all those people, as well as those around them who don't know how to manage that type of an employee.
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:37 am
Thanks David
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:07 pm
noted, thanks
 

Alex Perea (7)
Monday May 12, 2014, 11:16 am
Very important. These small things can make all the difference. My last job was wonderful in that way. Being allowed to wear my dark glasses indoors (sensory overload issues), and being permitted to take a short (5 min) break if I started feeling overwhelmed really helped. Of course, the job I applied for had things that I found difficult (answering phones, for example). It was part of my job to do these things, and so of course I didn't expect them to take that part away from me, but they DID let me start more slowly on that part, so that I could get used to it. Not all work-places are so adaptable, and I feel very lucky that they were so understanding.
 
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