Practical support for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
People with neurodiversity are incredibly creative and smart, but can struggle in full time jobs, and are sometines better off working on their own projects.... but there are often skill gaps e.g. organisational, accounting, finding grants etc. Could access to business planning/coaching, and support services be possible?
Why the contribution is important
Disproportionately high levels of unemployment are seen in ASD adults, with best estimates indicating that 80% of adults with Asperger Syndrome (those at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum) have been unable to secure long term employment. And this figure is even worse for those with a diagnosis of autism.
To put this into context, let's compare ASD employment with other disabilities. Unemployment for people with disabilities in general is about 69%. And this compares to 43% of the general population who are out of work.
by SarahSE16 on November 25, 2021 at 09:42PM