Does your organisation know how to support someone with Autism?
As Autism is currently the fastest growing disability in Europe with a 69% increase in diagnosis rates in Northern Ireland, there is no better time for your organisation to show your support for the Autism community.
As Northern Ireland’s largest Autism charity, Autism NI has developed the Impact Awards to help organisations create a more ‘Autism friendly environment’ for their customers. Through attaining an Impact Award you can now confidently open up your business to the 30,000 individuals and families living with Autism in Northern Ireland that previously may have been excluded. It will equip businesses to better understand any staff and customers who may have Autism and also how to adapt their organisation’s environment to support this.
Please find some more information below relating to the process of the Impact Awards:
- Staff will be able to complete a full day course in Fundamentals of Autism, with two nominated Autism Champions to complete an accredited AQA exam. This course will explore the differences and difficulties related to Autism, and focus on a range of practical strategies that your staff will be able to implement in their roles.
- As part of the course, a bespoke and individualised plan will be discussed and agreed to help individuals with Autism and their families access and use your service. Follow up contact will be agreed to support you in making the adjustments relevant for your organisation and to award you with the award.
- Once you have completed the award, you will be able to use this achievement to advertise and promote the excellent standard of service that your staff can provide for families with Autism.
To sign up your organisation for the 'Autism Impact Award', please find attached the leaflet below. For more information about the Autism Impact Award, please contact the Training Department on 02890 401729 (Option 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org