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Advice on employment for people with autism


Advice for employers

Our Information and Advice Service is always happy to speak with employers about autism and how to help employees with any issues they may face due to their condition in the workplace. 
Call the team on 01305 213135 or contact us through the website.

Information for employers

The National Autistic Society has a section on their website for employers, managers and HR staff including tips for recruiting, interviewing and managing someone with autism.
NAS has also produced a pack for employers called The Undiscovered Workforce explaining about autism, the benefits of employing someone with autism and some support strategies that you can download from the section for employers

Access to Work Funding

An Access to Work grant is money for practical support to help someone with a disability, health or mental health condition to do their job.  The employee must be in paid employment or unemployed and about to start work or a work placement.
The grant can pay for:

  • Specialist equipment
  • Travel if someone cannot use public transport
  • A communicator at a job interview
  • A support worker or jobcoach to help someone in their workplace
  • Disability awareness training for colleagues

For more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply see the Gov.uk website
Access to Work

If you are supporting someone with Autism to find employment please see our pages on Employment for adults with autism.

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