Autistic employees are 92% more productive and 48% faster than non-autistic employees (JP Morgan Chase, 2016).
The Autism Advantage Program
In 2019, Specialisterne Australia began conversations with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and proposed an opportunity to engage with and build the capacity of employers and recruitment firms to assist them to become autism confident employers.
The activities focus on Specialisterne engaging with and identifying a range of employers and recruitment firms in South East Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and South East Queensland to better understand the unique skills and traits that people on the spectrum offer, and how these skills and traits may benefit and add value to their workforce.
At Specialisterne Australia we use a unique process to assess potential employees and remove the barriers that disadvantage individuals on the autism spectrum from gaining meaningful employment.
“For us to stay innovative and forward thinking and cutting edge, we need to have as many brains as possible and this is a great talent source of people who think differently.”
Specialisterne is working to build the understanding, appreciation and confidence of both recruitment firms and employers through the provision of training, advice and guidance about the strategies and practices that are most effective to source, recruit and support individuals on the autism spectrum in the workplace.
Using our team of specialist staff we will run practical demonstration autism talent sourcing and assessment programs, called The Autism Advantage Program, in South East Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and South East Queensland throughout 2021 and 2022. These demonstration programs will showcase alternative hiring approaches that enable autistic individuals to pursue competitive job opportunities in open market employment.
Through the grant activity we will assist over 65 autistic individuals into open employment, and educate and enable 26 businesses and 6 recruitment agencies to effectively source, recruit and support autistic individuals within their organisations.
The first demonstration program will launch in Melbourne in June 2021, with following programs planned for Brisbane in August 2021, Canberra in September 2021, and South East Queensland in September 2022.
Some of our employer case studies
An individual with autism often displays
one or several of the following characteristics:
- MUSICAL / ARTISTIC APTITUDE -
- novel approaches -
- memory -
Absorb and retain facts
- deep focus -
ESPECIALLY ON PREFERRED ACTIVITY
- creative -
- integrity -
honest, loyal and committed
- MATHEMATICAL / TECHNOLOGICAL APTITUDE -
- analytical -
Some of our business clients
Turning negative traits into positive characteristics.
Are you interested in diversifying your workforce and accessing a highly skilled and virtually untapped talent pool? Call us on 03 9088 8052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org