Barriers to work
We know that only 16% of autistic people are in full-time employment. As part of our employment campaign, we talked to autistic people and found out they felt that employers don’t see their ability, but rather their autism. We showed this in another film – Could you Stand the Rejection?
Over 29,000 people signed our petition to close the autism employment gap, which we presented to Penny Mordaunt MP, the Minister for Disabilities, at Westminster in March 2017. We continue to lobby behind the scenes to help autistic people to get the jobs they deserve.