Understanding Autism for Careers Professionals

The CDI is delighted to be working with partners to bring you these bespoke one-day training courses


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Exeter - May 7th - Mercure Southgate Hotel 

Manchester - June 18th - Jurys Inn 

London - September 9th - NCVO Centre 



This workshop is designed to support career development and employability practitioners to develop their understanding of autism, therefore building confidence to provide appropriate support to clients, young people and adults - who identify with this diagnosis. 

During the day we will explore : 

  • What is autism and the differences in key areas that individuals with a diagnosis may experience
  • The current rates of access to further and higher education and entry into employment for those with an autism diagnosis 
  • Ideas for adapting careers advice and guidance practice to meet the needs of a client with autism - your autism toolkit 
  • Further reading and resources 

The day will be practical and interactive with lots of opportunity for discussion

Feedback from the first training day:

  • “An excellent day!  Great tips and interactions”, Careers Adviser
  • “Video clips were helpful to analyse and share ideas”, SENCO


Target audience

Career advisers and coaches ; career leaders and career co-ordinators; employability advisers and coaches, working with young people, students and adults who identify with a diagnosis of autism or who are undertaking assessment as such. 


Learning outcomes

By the end of the day delegates will be able to :

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the individuality of autism
  • Demonstrate confidence in how to make initial adaptations to information, advice and guidance principals to meet the needs of the individual client 
  • Demonstrate confidence with further resources to increase knowledge base where appropriate
  • Identify and know where/how to access useful online, video and printed resources.


Course details

Running Time : 9:30am - 3:30pm (approx) 

Price includes all refreshments and a light working lunch

All fees must be paid in advance to secure your place 

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 18 Jun 2019 (Deadline for booking tickets is Tue 18 Jun 2019)
  • TBD, , Manchester
  • Mon 09 Sep 2019 (Deadline for booking tickets is Mon 09 Sep 2019)
  • TBD, , London
  • Tue 07 May 2019 (Deadline for booking tickets is Tue 07 May 2019)
  • Mercure Southgate Hotel , , Exeter