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How do you take advantage of the real opportunities that a neurodiverse workforce offers?

Find out at Autism West’s unique Neurodiversity in the Workplace Forums in February 2020.

Neurodiversity is an asset to any workforce and gives organisations a competitive advantage. This series of three forums will provide executives and HR professionals with strength-based solutions to recruiting and onboarding neurodiverse individuals, leaving them with a workable strategic approach ready to apply within their organisation.

You’ll hear from individuals with lived experience and their employers, who will share real life scenarios in interactive workshop sessions that will help empower your organisation to attract and successfully retain neurodiverse employees. Presenters include BHP, Curtin University, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Enabling Spaces, Harrier Talent Solutions, Optika Solutions and RAC.

Places are available to book for the full course, or for each individual forum. Discounted rates are available for group bookings.

Forum 1:
Thurs 13 Feb
7.30am – 9.30am

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Creating Diversity-Ready Workplaces

Introducing the concepts of neurodiversity and the social model of disability, and providing an overview of the benefits of employing neurodiverse individuals. We will also look at how physical spaces play a role in making a workplace more inclusive.

Forum 2:
Thurs 20 Feb
7.30am – 9.30am

Social Elements & Work Processes: How to Equip your Workforce for Success

Delve deeper into how work processes can be adapted to help foster engagement and remove unintentional barriers. The social element is considered, with emphasis on creating awareness amongst supervisors and employees on their interactions with neurodiverse individuals and how to effectively support employees in their tasks.

Forum 3:
Thurs 27 Feb
7.30am – 9.30am

Recruitment: Sourcing Neurodiverse Talent and Alternative Pathways to Employment

This forum paints a picture of the current landscape of employment and why it is imperative that organisations become more adaptable and innovative in their practices. We look at lessons learnt from leading employers who have found success through inclusive recruitment and draw out some key pointers for application, selection and onboarding processes.


  • Thurs 13-27 Feb 2020, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia