Employers who hire loyal and talented autistic employees can benefit from documenting the main daily tasks that will recur for their employees.
While autistic employees are more than capable of performing the tasks of the job, having the step by step procedure of their role documented provides a great training tool when they're new (and such a tool is good for any new employee, not just autistic employees).
A documented procedure also helps provide structure to the employee's day -- like following a checklist of tasks that need to be completed each day, or following a recipe when cooking...the ingredients have to be added in the right amounts and at the right time for the dish to turn out as expected.
Give your employee a path and the proper expectations and he/she will strive to complete the procedure as directed, every time.
Having a documented procedure can help reduce your employee's overwhelm and anxiety about what they need to do next in their role. Especially, if their role is comprised of repetitive tasks -- a road map to your desired result will put everyone on the same page and set up your employee for great success.
Posted by Nick Venturella
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