Upcoming Inclusivity and Accessibility Workshops

 

I Don't Know What I Don't Know About Autism (90 min)

Did you know that there are many myths about Autsim 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 for Autistic employees.

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By the end of 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

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Optimizing Accessibility for Neurodiversity (90 min)

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.

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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.

  • Explore how to measure the success of inclusion strategies for neurodiversity.

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Inclusive Hiring Practices for Neurodiversity (60 min)

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 and policy.
Registration Links:

NorQuest College
Edmonton Campus

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

Douglas College
New Westminster campus

700 Royal Avenue 
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5 
778.628.5823 

Humber College
North Campus

205 Humber College Blvd,
Toronto, ON  M9W 5L7
416.795.5561

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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.