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Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace

CIRCA announces a New FREE online Pro-D Program that teaches strategies to support autistic and neurodivergent individuals in the workplace.

Autistic and other neurodivergent people often face barriers when it comes to getting and keeping a job. Yet, many have a variety of skills that enable them to thrive in a wide range of careers including retail sales, computer programming, and journalism, to name a few.

Click this link ( to hear Kevin, an autistic employee, discuss the barriers faced by neurodiverse employees.

To help breakdown these barriers, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia has created an exciting new professional development (Pro-D) program, Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace –

This program is designed to assist human resource professionals, employment support staff, employers, supervisors, managers, co-workers, autistic employees, and anyone interested in inclusive employment to learn practical strategies on how to support autistic employees and all employees to be successful on the job.
Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace was developed with direct input from autistic individuals across Canada. It currently includes five self-paced, interactive modules that cover everything from understanding autism in the workplace to inclusive employee retention strategies. The program is absolutely FREE, is completely online and self-paced.

Autism and Neurodiversity on the Workplace is pre-approved by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) BC & Yukon for CPD hours.

Check Out What People Are Saying About This Program!

“What an enormous accomplishment for all in the autism world. The modules are really well done, informative and fun. The videos especially give lots of real-world perspectives.”
-Norah Flaherty | Inclusive Workforce Consultant | BC Partners in Workforce Innovation

“I can easily say these are the best modules on ASD that I have seen in my entire career”
-Dr. Anthony Bailey – Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health Chair, UBC

“One of the best programs available for anyone interested, personally or professionally, in creating accessible, inclusive, diverse and inclusive workspaces. Kudos to everyone involved”
-Jennifer Swinwood – Corporate Disability Management & Accommodation Advisor at Royal Canadian Mounted Police (LinkedIn comment)

Comments from the Course Feedback Survey:

“This is really well constructed and I truly enjoyed the platform and the content. Thank you”

“This was a very well laid-out and informative course. I had very basic knowledge of ASD and now feel more confident in what I can do to support autistic people/people with autism in the workplace. Many of the strategies presented make good business sense for all employees!”

“I thought the course design was exceptional.”

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Name of Hosting Organization / Nom de l`organisation d`accueil - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA)

Time Zone / Fuseau horaire - N/A

Language / Langue - english

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Oct 8, 2021 @ 12:00 AM to
@ 12:00 AM



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