by Claire Aydogan and Dr Marc Fabri, IMAGE (www.imageautism.com) The Situation There is a steady rise in the numbers of autistic students in HE, fuelled by increasing numbers of diagnoses, widening participation initiatives and better support during enrolment and study. Often highly dedicated to their subject, academically competent yet challenged by rigorous recruitment processes, these… Read More Achieving academically yet failing graduate recruitment processes – The truth for autistic graduates
I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “From your experience, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an Autistic student looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust Consultancy and Training… Read More Advice for Autistic students looking for employment
The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students
Todd Eden is co-founder of Lead Now, an organisation that runs events for UK undergraduates to to boost their emotional intelligence, self-confidence, stress tolerance, aspiration and motivation; enabling them to achieve personal wellbeing and career potential. Todd’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeden/. The below article is based on Todd’s experience of delivering workshops, including to… Read More 8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants
Apologies from the DTG team that the blog has been a little quiet of late but now things are finally calming down for most of us….we hope you are ready for a last minute round up of some disability related news and advice you may have missed this year? It’s quite a read, so grab… Read More Ready for your festive round up?
I have just spotted this short video from the National Autistic Society, which shows what the job interview process can be like from the perspective of someone with Autism. This NAS Report goes with the video. Lots of useful info in here for Careers professionals… Have a nice Easter everyone! Alison Skellern, AGCAS Disability Task Group,… Read More Could You Stand the Rejection?
I recently came across this workbook in the NAS online shop work – our blog readers may find it of interest. Description “This digital workbook is designed to help autistic adults prepare themselves for employment. Developed by employment experts at The National Autistic Society, it will support you through the job finding process with information… Read More Finding work interactive eBook – free resource from the National Autistic Society