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Simple Employer Adjustments

Simple Employer Adjustments for Autistic Staff in the Workplace.

Noise: Being seated in a quiet area of the office away from thoroughfare traffic/break out areas Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones. Lighting:

Being seated in a dimmer area of the office or beside a window with blinds to control the level of light coming through the window

Not being seated under fluorescent lighting

Use of tinted glasses.


Not being seated near a kitchen

Encouraging team not to wear fragrances, perfumes or spraying of air fresheners etc.

Other Adjustments

  • Access to a quiet room

  • Additional breaks during the day

  • Staggering start times if working up to full-time hours

  • Ability to start work at a later time ie 10am instead of 9am.

The Employment Assistance Fund can offer financial help for adjustments to the workplace for eligible staff:


Do you have plans to employee autistic and neurodivergent talent?

The Specialisterne Australia branch was established in 2015 to build on and support the foundation's global ambition to create 1 million meaningful jobs for people with autism. Since 2015 Specialisterne AU has worked with a number of Global clients including financial, IT, government and consultancy business clients to successfully source, place, retain and increase the value of autistic talents within their businesses.

Specialisterne Centre Australia Inc. | ABN 21 607 985 973 | PO Box 139, La Trobe Uni, Bundoora, VIC 3083 |



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