Autistic people may struggle with social interaction and excel with memory and logical thinking. UK statistics claim less than 16% of Autistic adults are in full time work. There are big corporations with hiring programmes, but this is not the norm and tends to be dominated by financial or technology services.
Accommodations to adapt the way ND people are hired are not complex or expensive, but a recent survey suggests that 64% of companies do not know where to go to get advice on hiring ND people.
Susan Askew with the Autistic Society suggests the ‘attitudes of employers are one of the major barriers’.
If your company wants help to hire the talent of the 84% of Autistic people who are unemployed, get in touch to talk about how we might help.