Autism Awareness Week

30th March 2019

With next week being Autism Awareness Week, this week I called upon the UK government to agree a time for a debate with respect to the issues adults with autism spectrum disorders accessing employment and apprenticeships.

Frequently many adults with ASDs graduate university with degrees and PhDs but find that they are unable to access or maintain employment due to the work environment not being autism friendly.

Many young adults successfully complete a college course or leaveschool with a desire to access apprenticeships, but, as yet there is no legislation that mandates providers to ensure a working environment meets autism friendly requirement.

I would like to see the government introduce new legislation that makes it compulsory that all employment sectors must ensure they offer an autism friendly work environment.