Information for Employers
This section aims to provide an overview of useful information, resources and supports that can help employers to create a working environment in which both autistic and non-autistic employees can achieve their potential and give their best to the organisation.
It is often said that “good autism practice is just good practice”, because the small adaptations that might be made to enable an autistic employee to perform to a high standard are often much appreciated by other staff too.
Autistic people have many positive attributes they can bring to the workplace and have huge potential that is currently not being recognised, with only 15% of autistic adults in work (National Autistic Society, 2009). As an employer, you can go some way to changing this situation.
We have filmed some short case studies that show how autistic employees can thrive when they find the right role for them, you can watch these by clicking here. We have also developed fliers and leaflets highlighting the benefits that autistic employees can bring to a business, and what you can do to make a positive difference.
In this section you will find pieces of key information and links to resources and services that can help you to support prospective and existing autistic employees.
This information has been broken down into the following segments: