We've established a ground-breaking partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of employment services for disabled people, to help increase the number of autistic people entering employment.
Our research has shown that only 15% autistic adults have a full-time job. The majority of the over 300,000 working age autistic adults in the UK want to work but are being held back by a lack of understanding of autism and a dearth of specialist employment services.
Now, Remploy and The National Autistic Society are working in partnership to:
- promote inclusion in employment for autistic people
- create a framework to work together to meet the needs of autistic people
- complement the employment services Remploy already provides to people facing multiple barriers to work.
Please note that Remploy is a service for people who are already in work and need support.
The partnership has already seen Prospects, The National Autistic Society's specialist autism employment service, provide autism expertise through a tailored training package for all staff at Remploy’s network of high-street recruitment branches.
In return Remploy will support autistic adults with a range of specialist recruitment and development services, including writing effective CVs and job application letters and developing self-confidence.
Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society said:
We know that the vast majority of adults with autism in the UK want to work, but experience great difficulty in finding and staying in employment, often due to inadequate support and misunderstandings related to their condition. We are delighted to be able to share our expertise with Remploy in order to help more people with autism fulfil their potential. The right help at the right time can make an enormous difference.
Beth Carruthers, Remploy’s Director of Employment Services said:
This agreement is a major step forward in supporting people with autism into work. The number of people with autism currently in mainstream employment is pitifully low but I am confident that by working in partnership we will see a significant increase.