2023 Upcoming Inclusivity and Accessibility Workshops

 

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Optimizing Accessibility for Autism and Neurodiversity (2 hours)

Does the idea of providing accommodations and more accessibility within the workplace seem like a large undertaking? It doesn't have to be.

Attend this workshop to explore how to optimize accessibility within your workplace by leveraging existing skills and incorporating universal inclusion strategies that will benefit not only your autistic and neurodivergent employees, but will benefit your whole organization.


By the end of this workshop, attendees will:

  • List their own existing skills and training that can be applied to support inclusion of neurodiversity in the workplace.

  • Analyze different types of universal strategies for an inclusive workplace.

  • Reflect on how optimizing existing skills and universal strategies fosters neurodiversity in the workplace.

Registration Links: 

  • New Dates TBA (please contact if you wish to arrange a free private workshop).

Busting Myths About Autism in the Workplace (2 hours)

Did you know that there are many myths about Autism that create barriers to Autistic workers having access to the workplace? Join this workshop to learn more about Autism and about how workplaces can start busting myths about Autism.

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In this workshop, attendees will:

  • Read first hand accounts of Autistic workers' workplace experiences from local community members
  • Participate in discussion about myths and bias regarding autism
  • Examine bias in themselves regarding autism
  • Identify personal areas for growth of inclusion skills regarding neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Formulate a professional goal the attendee will work towards that supports neurodiversity in the workplace
Registration Links:
  • New Dates TBA (please contact if you wish to arrange a free private workshop).
 

Inclusive Hiring Practices for Neurodiversity (2 hours)

The job searching and hiring process is an incredibly challenging systemic barrier that autistic and neurodivergent workers face daily. Employers can help remove these barriers and not miss out on hiring amazing talent!

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In this workshop, attendees will:

  • Explore inclusive hiring practices for neurodiversity
  • Begin creating, or revising, a job posting for their organization inclusive to neurodiversity
  • Brainstorm how they can begin to integrate inclusive methods into their organization’s interview practice

 

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Inclusive Onboarding and Advancement for Neurodiversity (2 hours)

Reducing turnover of employees saves organizations significant costs.  Come learn how to reduce turnover through utilizing strategies and practices for onboarding and advancement that optimize accessibility and are inclusive for Autism and Neurodiversity in the workplace.

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In this workshop, attendees will:

  • Explore what Autistic workers have indicated that they need in order to receive effective onboarding
  • Explore what Autistic workers have indicated that they need in regards to support and access to opportunities for career advancement in the workplace
  • Discover inclusive best-practice strategies and practices for onboarding and advancement for a neurodiverse workplace, from a lens of Universal Design
  • Brainstorm how to optimize their workplace to enhance current inclusive best-practice or to implement these inclusive best-practice strategies and practices to respond to the needs of a neurodiverse workforce

Registration Links:

 

NorQuest College
Edmonton Campus

10230 108 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4Z7
contact@autismcantech.ca
1.833.405.9919


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Treaty Acknowledgement

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The ACT! Program is honoured to teach and learn across many traditional and treaty lands including the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt (KuhKite) and Kwikwetlem First Nations to the West; through the treatied lands and traditional territories of the Nehiyawak, Dene, Stoney Nakoda, Nakota Sioux, Tsuutina, Annishnabe, Metis, and Inuit; all the way to the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit in the Place of the Alders along the Humber River Watershed in the East. The Autism CanTech! Team is dedicated to ensuring that Indigenous voice is centered, honoured and respected. In this spirit, we invite you to reflect on your relationship to the lands on which you are currently located, and take action for positive change in your community in this time of reconciliation.