Introducing Autism Informed Employers!

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Innovative Supports for Autistic Workers (ISAW) is pleased to announce our new online course, Autism Informed Employers! This course allows employers, Employment Specialists, and other support persons to access ISAW training at their convenience. This course is offered at no cost to anyone interested in learning to hire, supervise, support, and retain autistic employees. Register today at

You can register as an Individual or as a Group.

Autism Informed Employers Q&A

What is AIE?
Autism Informed Employers is a full course dedicated to understanding autism and how to include and support autistic workers.  

How much does it cost?
Autism Informed Employers is a free course offered by UK’s Human Development Institute. 

Who can take the course?
Anyone may take the course. Certificates and other benefits are offered for employers.

Why should I take this course?
If you are an employer, you may struggle to keep positions filled. Meanwhile, the employment rate for autistic people in Kentucky is below 20%. There are many qualified workers seeking employment with a business that understands the sensory, social, and communication needs of autistic people. 

What will I learn?
Techniques for interviewing; communication strategies; conflict management; benefits of hiring autistic workers; frequently requested accommodations; accessibility tips; ADA requirements, and much more!

How will this benefit my business?
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming you as an Autism Informed Employer. ISAW will highlight your business on our website and social media accounts, and your logo will be included in our future training materials and presentations. You will be able to schedule unlimited, free consultations with ISAW. Most importantly, your business will benefit through the ability to confidently include and support autistic workers. 

How long is the course?
Autism Informed Employers is presented in seven sections, each with 1-5 modules averaging 12 minutes each. The entire course can be completed in a little over 3 hours. You have one year to complete the course once you have started. 

Who is the instructor? 
Bev Harp holds a master’s degree in social work. She is an autistic self-advocate who has supported autistic youth and adults for nearly 20 years. She directs Innovative Support for Autistic Workers, serves as self-advocate faculty in Kentucky’s Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) and is co-chair of Kentucky’s Advisory Council on Autism. Contact Bev directly at

How can I become an Autism Informed Employer? 
Sign up today at HDI Learning! You will need to create an account and select the course from the employment section. hdilearning.orgFGV
I have a question that is not answered here.
Email Bev at for more information.