Information On Employment
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 employment for autistic adults:
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.
Some employers have started to see the potential that specifically hiring autistic individuals can bring to their business. Microsoft is one of these. They have introduced an Autism Hiring Program which has been very successful.
Microsoft Autism Hiring Program Video
Oxfordshire Employment Service
Help support people with long term health issues or a disability to keep paid employment.
Help support people with a disability to find the right employment for them, find training or find and remain in 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