World Autism Acceptance Week

Friday, March 31st, 2023

Today the Fairfield team are wearing bright colours to raise money & raise awareness of World Autism Acceptance Week.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. More than one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

We understand that anyone who has autism may:

  • need more time to process questions, requests and instructions
  • may struggle meeting new people • may struggle to pick up on unwritten rules
  • may find office environments overwhelming
  • may struggle with small talk and workplace relationships

So, we encourage our team to:

  • give clear instructions and put important points in writing for clarification
  • not rely on body language or facial expressions to communicate
  • give anxious or agitated colleagues space and time to recover
  • offer to be a buddy for workplace social events

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