Presenter: Sarah Taylor

Language: English

Date & Time:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Cost:

  • Full Series CASE-Member: $119 (Learn more about joining CASE to access the member discount)
  • Full Series Non CASE-Member: $159

Bring your team together for this convenient online training opportunity!

In addition to access to the live webinars, all registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session. The recordings will remain available for one month after the final webinar of the series. 

Overview

Currently 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it the number one neurological disorder diagnosed today. Although ASD is primarily thought of as a childhood disorder, it is a life-long condition. And despite the alarming increase in diagnosis over the last 25 years, people living with ASD have the lowest employment rates among any disability group in North America, even when controlling for impairment severity.

Without an understanding of neurodiversity and some tweaks in methodology, traditional coaching models fail to effectively meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. As more and more people with this diagnosis enter the workforce, this skill set is crucial to the modern-day career practitioner.

Why You Should Attend

This webinar series will be focused around helping career practitioners to understand how people who live on the spectrum think and process information differently and the impact of these differences on employment.

The series will help practitioners to empower their practice and effectively support high-functioning individuals living with Autism, Asperger’s and Verbal Learning Disorder.

Webinar #1: What and How of Autism – and its impact on employment

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

Recent statistics indicate that 85% of people living with autism are unemployed or underemployed, giving them the lowest employment rates among any disability group, even when controlling for impairment severity. This webinar will focus on what specifically is so different about autism.

  • Understanding of invisible disability and its impact on employment
  • How people who live on the spectrum think and process information
  • How neurotypicals think and process information
  • The impact of these differences on employment
  • Employment strengths of people on the spectrum

Webinar #2: Autism Employment Barriers… and how to get around them

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

So now that we know there are different challenges for this differently enabled population, it’s important to develop an understanding of how to effectively work with these differences.

  • ASD-specific employment barriers overview
  • ASD-specific resume writing challenges and how to navigate them
  • ASD-specific challenges with job applications and how to navigate them
  • ASD-specific interview challenges and how to overcome them

Webinar #3: Autism Employment Success: He got the job, now what?

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020  | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

Although getting the job is a major obstacle for many professionals living on the spectrum, keeping a job in today’s socially nuanced workplace is often much more difficult.

  • Tips for setting up an ASD employee for successful employment
  • Tools for managing sensory sensitivities in the workplace
  • Tools for circumnavigating social blunders in the workplace
  • Executive function challenges and tools to help
  • Recognizing anxiety and techniques for managing problematic anxious behaviours in the workplace

Sarah Taylor is a Principal Consultant at Next Level ASD Consulting. Sarah worked at the renowned Society for Treatment of Autism (located in Calgary) for 17 years and over that time developed her skills in assessment, consultation and advocacy for people who live on the Autism Spectrum. In 2014, Sarah made the switch from working with and advocating for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder to designing and implementing a federally funded program that provided employment supports for adults with autism and coaching support to partner employers.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to webinars@ceric.caCancellation requests must be received before 5:00 pm ET 2 business days prior to the webinar date. NO REFUNDS are granted after this point. An administrative fee of 10% will be deducted from any paid webinar registration. Refunds will be issued within two weeks after receipt of the written notice.

Delegate substitutions are permissible. Please notify us at webinars@ceric.ca if you intend to transfer your registration to another person. Supply us with that person’s name and contact information including their email address. The substitute delegate will be required to pay any difference in registration rate. If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.

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