How to Avoid Autism – Tips for employers
Having work for people with autism are at least as important as other people. Fortunately, employers are increasingly open to hiring these people. This is not surprising if you know how many people with autism businesses have to offer. Here are some tips for autism friendliness of your company to monitor and improve. This list is certainly incomplete. No two people are ultimately the same, even if they both have autism.
• Assign a dedicated contact for your employee.
• Always use clear, concrete language, both spoken and written communication.
• Avoid figurative and abstract expressions.
• Provide regular and a rhythm in the workplace.
• Care for a tidy and structured environment.
• Provide a clearly defined tasks. Set the preferably clear on paper.
• Place the order and priorities of the tasks.
• Provide a job in one step or a task analysis.
• Discuss changes in the tasks in advance, and give it sufficient explanation.
• Get to communicate clearly and concretely. Let imagery and word jokes for the first time take place.
• Ensure clarity in relationships and functions, lay out who does what in the business.
• Explain where, when and to whom questions can be.
• Set new colleagues and trainees explicitly, and also tell what their function is.
• Communicate clearly the absence of important contacts (eg because of sickness or leave). Hang example a list on the board or any other place.
• Discuss fixed habits which appear in the business, such as Greetings, habits in the break and the like.
• Provide sufficient time to process information and ask regularly if everything is clear and there are questions. Give time to understand and respond, do not speak too fast.
• Announce exceptions clearly. Think about training days, meetings or celebrations. Explain what is expected instead of the usual working day.
• Place (where necessary) colleagues at the height of the autism and these tips.
• Point the workspace visually simple and convenient in.
• Please note that incentives such as a radio too loud, a lamp that flashes, colleagues who talk or disturbing noise of the workplace. Limit disturbing situations where possible.
• Provide a quiet place to break through them.
• Hang a clock in a prominent place.
No list can communicate with your employee replaced. Ask your employee, in plain language how they experience things and what can be changed or improved. Say for example:
• I go as a hand goodbye.
• I walk with you to the door.
• There is Mieke, it provides us for the coffee.
• I now answer the phone, then we talk.
That might even get used, but it creates a clear and transparent for both parties. People with autism may affect their actions, unexpected or unusual events. It is for outsiders not always clear what caused the problem. Prevention is better than cure.