We help employers to feel confident about recruiting, retaining, and promoting disabled staff, helping reduce the disability employment gap.
We offer a variety of training courses, including:
What sets our training apart?
Our training stands out for having lived experience at its core. All our courses have been developed with an advisory group and are delivered by our talented neurodivergent and autistic trainers who have substantial professional experience in a range of different sectors and roles
Watch this video featuring members of our Autism Advisory Group offering their lived experience of autism in the workplace:
We offer training in a variety of formats, including:
Bespoke Autism Works! and Neurodiversity Works! training
Training follow-up ‘Learning into Practice’ session
This refresher and consolidation course is for line managers, HR professionals and other staff who have completed the ‘How to be an
Autism Confident Employer’ or ‘How to be a Neurodiversity Confident Employer training within the last two years. These are live, interactive 2 hour group sessions led by experienced trainers and facilitators who are autistic or otherwise neurodivergent. Changes and actions identified during the earlier courses will be discussed, with a focus on identifying practical solutions and actions.
Autism and Neurodiversity ‘Deep Dive’ training session
These ‘Deep Dive’ sessions are for Managers, HR professionals, and work teams who wish to increase their knowledge and confidence specifically in particular aspects of attracting, recruiting and managing autistic and/or other neurodivergent staff. Participants will have the opportunity to explore areas in more detail and identify practical role and organisation-specific steps that can be taken to create a more inclusive physical work environment.
Example deep dive topics include:
- inclusive work environment
- job carving
- good management practice.
Autism-confident ‘bitesize’ training and Neurodiveristy-confident bitesize training
Whether for autism specifically or for broader neurodivergencies, our two hour online sessions for up to 200 participants will build confidence in recruiting and retaining a neurodiverse workforce, providing a foundation for further more advanced or ‘deep-dive’ training on specific topics. As part of this participants will increase their understanding of the diverse capabilities and skill-sets autistic and other neurodivergent individuals can bring to their workforce.
We can also deliver a more interactive version of this session in-person to groups of up to 20 participants.
These are condensed versions of our 3-part courses, focusing on the key points for busy professionals:
Autism Works! How to be an Autism-confident Employer: successful work placements
This interactive course is for line managers and HR professionals who wish to build confidence in recruiting and enabling autistic work placement candidates to develop and thrive in their work environment. Employers will understand the diverse capabilities and skill-sets autistic individuals can bring to their workforce and will cover:
- What is Autism?
- What does an autistic person experience?
- Autism-inclusive work environment
- Getting off to a good start: autism-inclusive recruitment and induction
- Enabling autistic work placement staff to develop and thrive
- Resources and sources of support
- What can you do to make your work environment more inclusive.
This course is offered online over two weeks or can be delivered in person over one day.
For more information or to discuss the training package and delivery format that will best suit your specific needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lived Experience and Training LeadAbout Kat
Kat is our Lived Experience and Training Lead. Kat leads Into Work’s Scottish Government funded Autism Works! project and training programme for employers. Her role entails making sure that the voices and experiences of disabled people are at the heart of Into Work training and resources. Kat has a social research background and is passionate about using co-production approaches to develop inclusive services and learning resources, rooted in lived experience.
Kat has been working in the voluntary sector since 2008, leading many health and equality focused projects, as well as service and project evaluations. She is committed to increasing understanding of disability and neurodiversity, enabling people living with disabilities and long term conditions to access fulfilling employment opportunities and to supporting employers to tap into the considerable bank of underemployed disabled talent.
- Year Joined: 2020
- Hobbies: I love both playing and listening to folk and trad music. My holidays often involve a music festival in a scenic location
- Pets: I have two rehomed cats who are very much in charge