By Marcia Scheiner
Employees with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be hugely
beneficial to a workforce, but it can be difficult for individuals with
no formal training to manage these employees successfully. This
definitive guide will help managers and colleagues successfully interact
with and support these professionals on the autism spectrum so as to
ensure mutual success.
Integrate Autism Employment Advisors use their
experience advising employers on how to successfully employ
professionals on the autism spectrum to identify the everyday challenges
faced by employees with ASD in the workplace and sets out reasonable,
practical solutions for their managers and colleagues. Barriers to
productivity are highlighted, such as the sensory environment,
miscommunication, and inadequate training of colleagues.
Easy-to-implement strategies to adapt the working environment are
provided, such as agreeing on non-verbal cues to signal ending a
conversation or establishing parameters for appropriate email length.
This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with
professionals on the autism spectrum. It will allow them to engage with
and support their colleagues on the autism spectrum in a respectful way
and help them achieve a greater level of working success.