Autism Awareness | The Workplace

Only 22% of autistic adults are in some kind of paid employment, yet 77% of unemployed autistic adults want to work. Autistic employees may need some, often simple, support within the workplace, yet widespread understanding, support and accommodation by employers is still lacking. Despite workplaces becoming more inclusive, and despite the Equality Act 2010, for autistic adults, there are still some barriers preventing them from working.

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Accessing support at work for Autism

Many people with ASC are in work and many more want to work, but research tells us that only 22% are in paid employment whilst 77% want to work. Yet support for ASC individuals in employment does exist but many people just don’t know about it.

We’ve put together a guide to accessing support at work.

 

What is a Workplace Needs Assessment?

A workplace needs assessment is carried out where an individual has a disability. Whilst many people with ASC may not feel that they are disabled, Autism is included under legal disability protections along with other neurodiversities such as dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, etc.

We’ve put together a guide for employers and employees to better understand the Workplace Needs Assessment.

 

Outreach Support Service/

We know that sometimes everyone needs help and support to achieve their personal goals and live happy independent lives.

I AM provides a flexible outreach service that meets the individual needs of people with autism by providing specialist personalised support.

 

 

 

To find out about how I AM can offer support contact us at admin@i-am autism.org.uk or give us a call on 0161 866 8483 
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