ONLY 16% OF AUTISTIC ADULTS ARE IN FULL-TIME PAID EMPLOYMENT

nasemployment2The UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism – The National Autistic Society – shared this strong and highly significant video…

The video highlights this fact: Only 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment…nasemployment1The charity states: “It’s outrageous that in almost a decade the situation hasn’t improved. Some workplaces are full of too much information; too many sounds, lights, stares, glares – and too little understanding. The Government has committed to halving the disability employment gap. But without more understanding from both employers and the Government, autistic adults will continue to be left behind, their abilities overlooked. We’ve waited too long for change.”nasemployment3The National Autistic Society are calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work…”Only then will we be able to reduce the autism employment gap, and make sure autistic people get the jobs they deserve.”

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