In 2021, only 29% of autistic adults in the UK were in employment. Maria Hamilton, Engagement manager at Auticon discusses some of the challenges autistic people face in the workplace and adjustments that can be made to the recruitment process and work environment to create more neuroinclusive workspaces.
Just 21% of autistic adults in the UK are in any form of employment, according to the Office for National Statistics. Maria Hamilton, the Engagement Manager Neurodiversity Inclusion Services at Auticon discusses the importance of neuroinclusive workspaces, sharing simple adjustments that can be made to accommodate the needs of neurodivergent employees.
1 in 100 people have autism, and schools need to be prepared to support autistic students. Katie Goodwin, Assistant Headteacher at Abbey Hill School shares how austistic pupils can be better supported in mainstream classrooms.