Taking the time to understand individual needs, providing professional development opportunities and training managers and co-workers were all factors that contributed to the success of the recently-completed ‘Rise@DHHS’ Autism employment program.
The research report contains findings on the seven Autistic employees who were recruited into the Records Management Unit of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and completed a two-year contract.
The research aimed to explore:
- the impact of participation in the program on the health and well-being of the Autistic people
- co-worker engagement with the program, and how engagement influences the broader organisational commitment
- organisational factors contributing to perceived effectiveness of the program
- barriers and enablers informing future implementations.