Understanding Autism for Careers Professionals

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

September 9th - London, Springboard UK SOLD OUT 

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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 and booking information

All our one-day events are booked and paid for online – see next webpage. Payment must be made by credit/debit card at the time of booking. (It may be that you need to pay for an event yourself and then claim back the fee from your employer.)

The price for CDI members is £145 + VAT per person. The price for non-members is £195 + VAT.

A small number of reduced places for student members are available on most courses - £60 + VAT.

The course fee includes all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch. Please let us know of any dietary requirements on the booking form.

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