Information On Employment

Work

The work environment can be a difficult place at times, especially if you have autism. There are lots of unwritten rules and office politics that may not be clear. The National Autistic Society has advice on how to cope with interaction at work:

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/adult-life/work.aspx

You may want to think about whether you wish to disclose your diagnosis to your employer. If you do disclose your diagnosis employers are legally required to make reasonable adjustments for anyone with autism, to enable them to carry out their job. It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because they have autism or another disability.

https://www.gov.uk/rights-disabled-person/employment

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/benefits-information/factsheets/work-related-factsheets

Oxfordshire Employment Service

Help support people with long term health issues or a disability to keep paid employment.

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/social-and-health-care/adult-social-care/working-and-learning/oxfordshire-employment

Other Helpful Organisations

Bren Project – Supported work placements (8 weeks) www.brenproject.org.uk

Remploy – Offer help with CVs, applying for jobs, attending interviews, and supported placements http://www.remploy.co.uk

Shaw Trust– Specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives www.shaw-trust.org.uk

Total People – supported internships http://www.totalpeople.co.uk

National autistic Society training partners www.autism.org.uk/trainingpartners