Get involved as a Workplace

Did you know the average office worker only walks around 3,000 steps a day? Well under the recommended daily average of 10,000 steps.

Research indicates that increased physical activity at work can reduce stress, absenteeism, lead to happier, healthier, more satisfied staff and improved productivity.

Walk for autism is an easy, fun and rewarding way to boost staff activity levels, enjoy a more energetic workplace and meet corporate social responsibility goals. Plus, you will create positive change in the community.

Because it is a virtual event, you and your staff can decide the course, location and time you want to walk during the 8 day event. This means all your staff can take part – no matter their location, lifestyle or schedule (so there can be no excuses!).

Take part as a Company-wide Team or organise smaller Inter-department Teams to challenge each other. What about inviting your customers and clients to join your team? Or challenge your competitors to see who can raise the most funds? A bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone!

Getting your workplace involved is easy:

  • Decide how many Teams you want to sign-up

  • Nominate a Team Leader(s) to create the team(s)

  • Decide who will be in each team

  • Invite staff to set-up their personal fundraising page and join their team. *Make sure your staff use their work email addresses and not their personal email addresses.

  • Set your fundraising goals

  • Get everyone together and brainstorm ideas to smash your step and fundraising goals

  • Organise events, get some competition going and use our workplace resources to spread the word and have fun.

Benefits of taking part in Walk for autism

Workplace Benefits

Easy and rewarding team building activity
Encourage staff to work together
Create a fun environment
Promote social connections
Happier and more motivated staff
Reduce stress
Increase productivity
Shows your organisation cares

Health Benefits

Improve health
Boosts energy
Aids relaxation and clears the mind
Improves confidence and mood
Helps manage weight
Provides a sense of achievement and satisfaction
Promotes healthier blood pressure
Builds stronger bones and muscles

Sign up to the Walk for autism and take the first step towards a healthier, more energetic and connected workplace. Not only will you make a difference to your staff, you will also change the lives of people on the autism spectrum – one step at a time.

Will your workplace go the extra mile?

Why not partner with Walk for autism and help us make an even bigger impact. Contact our Chief Walking Buddy Josan: jabels@autismspectrum.org.au or on (02) 9877 8167 or 0403 019 551 for more information on available partnership opportunities.

Interested in employing someone on the autism spectrum?

The unemployment rate for adults on the spectrum is over 50% - dramatically higher than the national average and higher than for people with other disabilities.
Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with the transition into paid employment.
Through our Aspect Capable team, we offer extensive assistance, for both employers and employees, with recruitment, job seeking, interview support, mentoring and training.

If you are interested in employing someone on the autism spectrum in your workplace, please contact our Employment Coordinator, Olivia Green: Tel: 1800 ASPECT (1800 277 328) or Email: ogreen@autismspectrum.org.au

For more information go to: https://www.autismspectrum.org.au/content/aspect-capable-employment-service