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Autism Awareness Webinar

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The WAM programme at AHEAD is running a free Autism Awareness training webinar aimed at current WAM employers and potential WAM employers. 

When: Wednesday 3rd March from 11.30am – 1.00pm

The WAM Programme is the transition to employment initiative of AHEAD. It offers graduates with disabilities the benefit of a 6-month minimum fully paid and mentored work internship with high profile employers. WAM was established in 2005 and, to date, have placed over 500 graduates with both private and public sector employers. 


Autism is described as a ‘spectrum’ which means it impacts different people, in different ways, to differing degrees, at different times and in different situations. The Autism Spectrum is a very wide one, with people affected in a variety of ways, to a great number of varying degrees and no two people on the spectrum are affected in entirely the same way.

Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the number of autistic people going to further and higher education. In the latest AHEAD research on the number of students with disabilities engaged with disability support services in higher education, autistic people count for 6.9% of student with disabilities population.

It is more important than ever that employers are aware and ready to support autistic people in the transition to employment. With this, WAM have secured guest speaker Adam Harris, Founder and CEO of AsIAm to present information on the following;

  • Language and Terminology around Autism
  • Accommodating autistic people in the recruitment process
  • Top tips for employers in providing workplace supports

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