Sign our petition and share our film to raise awareness of the autism employment gap.

Just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment. And, in almost a decade, this appalling situation hasn’t improved. 

We are determined to change this, but we need your help. Please sign our petition calling on the Government to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020.

Sign our petition

Our new film

Watch our film and see what job interviews can be like for an autistic person.

The autism employment gap report

Just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid work (static since 2007). Overall, 32% of autistic adults are in some kind of paid work.

Employment won’t be right for all autistic people. But 77% of unemployed autistic adults, or people responding on their behalf, told us they want to work.

The Government has committed to halving the ‘disability employment gap’. Our fear is that without a better understanding of autism from both employers and the Government, autistic adults will continue to be left behind, their abilities overlooked.

In our report, we set out what the Government needs to do and how employers can play their role in finally tackling the autism employment gap.

Read the report

Government consultation opens 

The Government has just launched a consultation on disability, health and work, which is open until 17 February 2017. They want to understand how to improve the system so that more disabled people who want to work are able to. It’s so important they hear from people living with autism to make sure autism doesn’t get ignored in this. They will use this information to inform their 'green paper' – a document with ideas for how to support more disabled people into work.

Find out more information about the consultation

Respond to the consultation

Are you an employer?

With a few small steps in the workplace, employers can make huge strides towards helping autistic people get the jobs they deserve.

Visit our employers section

 

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