Employer Inclusive Workplaces Survey | May 29, 2020

Calling all employers, hiring managers and human resources professionals!

Help inform important new resources under development to assist companies to create inclusive, welcoming and supportive work environments for autistic workers.

An autistic inclusive work environment supports the needs and preferences of all employees including the unique physical, sensory, social-emotional and communication needs of autistic workers.

When you think about creating a more autistic-inclusive workplace within your organization, what barriers and opportunities exist? What are the particular learning needs of your organization?

It’s National AccessAbility week and we’d love for you to share your feedback here: https://bit.ly/36EIwkJ

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. The survey is anonymous.

As part of National AccessAbility week, we would also like to share a list of some Employer Resources to help with hiring practices, recruitment, and other activities and strategies involved in the inclusive hiring process. https://worktopia.ca/resources/employer-resource-list/

Who is conducting the employer survey and why?

The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) in Alberta is developing a resource guide from a first-person perspective to support employers to create inclusive work environments for autistic adults in Canada. This project is led by an autistic person.

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia is developing a series of free on-line modules on autism to train human resource (HR) professionals and employers to improve access and acceptance for autistic individuals in all work environments. The CIRCA project is led by a neurotypical person and is guided by an advisory committee which includes autistic persons.

The results from the nation-wide Employer Survey will inform the development of both the Sinneave resource guide and the CIRCA on-line training modules.

For more information on the Sinneave project click here

For more information on the CIRCA Training Initiative click here

 

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