The BBC has a story about autistic employees and what they face in the workplace. While the story focuses on people in Wales, the points made are universal.

A few highlights:

  • An autistic, part-time Welsh translator says that “people with autism have a tendency to go into detail and I just hate it when an employer jumps to the conclusion that … they’re in inappropriate for the role when they’re actually trying to do is win their trust.”
  • An autistic employee who works at an autism charity says, “People with autism need step-by-step guidance that is clear. They can bring a lot of skills to the job in that they will be very dedicated and enthusiastic but it is more keeping the job is the issue.”
  • One manager notes that “small changes employers could make, such as quiet spaces, using clear and precise language and staff training, could make a ‘big difference’.”

More Job News

Department of Labor Selects 10 States [including New York], District of Columbia for National Effort to Expand Employment Opportunities, Outcomes for People with Disabilities (news release from January 2023, Dept. of Labor)

The Arc to Partner with NJ Department of Labor for Targeted Hiring Event for individuals with disabilities (Ocean City Sentinel)

Creating access and inclusion for disabled talent (Employment Benefit News)


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