Those of you who are members of The AGCAS Disability Development Network (DDN) discussion list may have already seen this Understanding Stammering (Nov 2017) Guide for Employers created by The Employers Stammering Network (ESN) (a British Stammering Association (BSA) initiative). This is a really useful and comprehensive resource, so we thought we would share on the blog… Read More Stammering – a useful employer resource
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?
You probably noticed that last week was World Autism Awareness week – there were hundreds of awareness raising events going on across the UK and a lot of the UK press published associated articles. The overriding message during this week from the National Autistic Society (NAS) is that better understanding will mean autistic people are… Read More “Why be ‘normal”? – Rosie King
Here’s a quirky little film that I thought I’d share – aimed at employers to help them discuss mental health with their staff. This film has been produced through the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative which provides managers, businesses and organisations with information, support and training regarding staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.… Read More Let’s Talk
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
Jessica Luke from Blind in Business recently provided us with the following guest blog post aimed at careers professionals. Blind in Business is a charity that runs a free careers service for blind and visually impaired students. Many of the students we support have never used their university careers service. Some say they lacked the… Read More 7 steps to make your Careers Service more accessible to blind and visually impaired students – guest post
I recently came across this site, which I think is fairly new, and I thought it might be of interest to readers of this blog, particularly those who work with students and graduates aiming for careers in performance or other creative roles. ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The… Read More ArtsMinds – looking after the industry
Most of our blog readers who are members of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services will be aware of the following discussion list, or will have spotted it being promoted in a recent Arena email newsletter. But, just in case you missed it, I just wanted to highlight the existence of AGCAS Disability Development… Read More Fancy a productive chat?
Many thanks to Eileen Daly (Careers Adviser for Students with Disabilities) at the Careers Advisory Service, Trinity College, Dublin. Eileen has provided the guest post below, describing the success of The Career Pathways project partnership… The Career Pathways project partnership provided a flexible and individually-tailored transition service for students with disabilities, accessible throughout college, to… Read More Career Pathways Project: Supporting students and graduates in the transition to employment – guest post
Some of you may be interested in the following MOOC. The University of Derby has designed a free online short course to help raise awareness and encourage communication and education about these complex conditions. The course is also endorsed by the ADHD Foundation, is free and widely available for anyone to take part in regardless… Read More Ready to explore autism & ADHD with a free online course?