09:00 – 12:00 (Estimated time: 3 hours)
Rationality: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. As our society becomes more aware of autism, and the different ways it manifests in different people, we also must become more cognizant of the fact that autism in the workplace could be a reality for many businesses.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities. People with autism find it difficult to make sense of the world around them and may find it hard to interact with people. In particular, people with autism may have trouble understanding and interpreting the unwritten social rules that most people take for granted. So, there are things to consider when your client or costumer has an autistic spectrum disorder.
Within this context, this module aims to explore useful strategies to engage with people with autism spectrum disorders in a professional setting.