WORKPLACE DISABILITY INCLUSION and AUTISM AT WORK
OVERVIEW OF COURSES
Workplace Disability Inclusion provides a broad overview of the role HR professionals play in addressing this issue by maximizing workplace disability inclusion and minimizing disability discrimination across the employment process. We’ll discuss the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities, employers, and for society at large, and the business case for aligning disability inclusion with a company’s strategic human-capital, diversity, and customer-service imperatives. The implications for effective HR policies and practices in recruitment and hiring, career development and retention, diversity and inclusion, accessibility and accommodation, compensation and benefits, and metrics and analytics will be covered across the course modules.
Autism at Work provides an overview of emerging Autism at Work employment programs and outlines the implications for HR policies and practices. We will explore the opportunities and challenges encountered across the employment process in designing and implementing these kinds of initiatives, and the importance of creating a workplace culture that embraces a diverse workforce, including those who are neurodiverse. Course topics include background information about autism and neurodiversity; models of effective recruitment, screening, and onboarding; supervisor training and support; best practices for career progression, advancement, and retention; and strategies for building a broad array of internal and external support systems.
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