Part 3: 'Why' and 'How' - Accommodations

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Autistic Burnout Guide | Part 3 | 3/12/2021

UNDERSTANDING THE "WHY" AND "HOW" OF AUTISTIC BURNOUT

We investigate the "why" behind autistic burnout in the workplace and practical strategies on "how" to tackle autistic burnout.


This section addresses accommodations employers can make to help autistic employees avoid autistic burnout.

WHY AND HOW: ACCOMMODATIONS

Workplace accommodations can transform the working experiences of autistic employees.


Here are some examples of accommodations to help autistic employees thrive at work and avoid autistic burnout.

  • Acceptance and social support

  • Individual and peer support

  • Access to coaches and mentors

  • Permission for autistic people to unmask

  • Encouragement to request formal accommodations

  • Enabling autistic people to be themselves

  • play to strengths and talents

  • focus on areas of passion and special interest

  • Reducing overall load to nullify emotional burnout