For DES staff

Resources for Disability Employment Service (DES) providers to understand more about autism and also understand what support and training is available for both employers and autistic jobseekers.

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Benefits of the Autism@Work Pilot Program

The resources developed for the Autism@Work program aim to enhance Disability Employment Service (DES) providers with knowledge to understand more about autism and also understand what support and training is available for both employers and autistic jobseekers. Every autistic individual is unique and will have different sensory and work preferences and will have a wide range of strengths and abilities. There is not a ‘one size fits all’ adjustment and approaches will need to be individualised for each autistic employee. These adjustments should be developed collaboratively between providers, employers and autistic employees to ensure ongoing success.

How the Autism@Work Pilot fits in the usual DES process​

Choose Autism@Work DES Provider
DES Process
Follow the usual DES Process and include the resources as you progress through this journey.
 
Job Seeking
DES Process
  • Job Search Training
  • Job Interviews
  • Identify strengths
  • Identify preferred area of work or role
  • Resumes
  • Reverse marketing to employers
  • Find employment
  • Update job Plan

About autism

Training resources and tools