Australia – Thriving at Work Program

Thriving at Work

Specialisterne Australia has teamed up with Doctor Michelle Garnett and Professor Tony Attwood to offer a work readiness program for adults on the autism spectrum. The program is designed to identify individual strengths and challenges in a work environment as well as successful strategies to address them. The Thriving at Work program has been designed by Michelle and Tony based on psychological research and their many years of clinical practice.

For Employers

This program incorporates online training modules for managers and mentors about autism within the workplace. Videos by Prof. Tony Attwood and Dr. Michelle Garnett help employers to understand and effectively support individuals on the autism spectrum.

After new employees complete Thriving at Work employers will have a comprehensive report on individual strengths and challenges with a focus on providing effective individual support. Decisions on what support is required will be made by individual employees with help and advice from Specialisterne staff.

For Employees on the autism spectrum

The ‘Thriving at Work’ program is a five session program delivered within the workplace and is led by Jay Hobbs from Specialisterne. Topics covered include, Stress Management & Sensory Tools, Organisational Tools, Thinking Tools, Social Communication Tools, and the Creation of Support Plan in collaboration with Specialisterne Australia staff.  The program helps autistic employees to transition to their new workplace by identifying individual strengths and challenges.

Read more about the program: Thriving at Work Program