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The challenges of recruiting and employing people with autism

The challenges people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face in the workplace, and how organisations can improve their approach.

It is estimated that there are more than half a million people on the autism spectrum in the UK; of these more than 85% are believed to be unemployed or severely under-employed. Diagnosis is increasing rapidly in line with greater awareness and acceptance of the condition, and there is also a much greater awareness of the employment issue at government level. In 2010 the UK government published its first strategy for adults with autism in England.

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May 22, 2018

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