There are a range of resources for autistic people who are looking for employment and organisations who work with employers interested in hiring a more diverse workforce.

Ambitious about Autism 

Ambitious about Autism have advice and tips for autistic people looking for employment.  

They also have links to other initiatives to help people with neurodevelopmental conditions enter the workplace.  

The National Autistic Society (NAS) 

The National Autistic Society (NAS) provide a variety of work programmes, training and resources for autistic jobseekers and employers looking to benefit from hiring a more diverse workforce.  

The National Autistic Society (NAS) ‘Finding Employment’ free online course 

This online course is for autistic people looking for employment to help them find out more about: 

  • The steps involved in applying for a job
  • Understanding your own strengths and abilities  
  • Choosing a role 
  • Tips on writing a CV and/or cover letter 
  • Interview skills 
  • Starting work and reasonable adjustments 

To complete the course firstly set up an online account – Autism Online Training
Next, to access the course, click here – Finding employment online course 

Access to Work

The Government website has information about the Access to Work grant. Access to Work can provide practical and financial support to help you overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job, if you have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition.

This includes:

  • Who can get help 
  • What you may get 
  • How to claim
  • How to ask for your case to be reviewed

The Disability Rights UK website also has a detailed factsheet dedicated to Access to Work and how it could help you secure and maintain employment.

Exceptional Individuals 

Exceptional Individuals is a neurodiverse social enterprise that provides consulting, recruitment and employment support to employers and individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism.  

As a neurodiverse social enterprise, it is our desire and responsibility to reflect what we encourage in our own business, which is why we ensure we have a richly diverse and neurodiverse team. 

Out of the team of eighteen, over half are neurodiverse, and we believe this adds different perspectives, more creativity and social satisfaction to our working lives.  

Disability Confident Employment Scheme 

Disability Confident is an employment scheme that supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled and neurodivergent people can bring to their workplaces.  

 The scheme has a list of inclusive employers that can be downloaded here 

National Paid Work Opportunities 

A range of organisations are working with employers to create a range of accessible job opportunities and support to candidates to access these opportunities:  

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