Research and insight - Square holes for square pegs: Current practice in employment and autism - February 2016

Created by Daniel Wiles, Disability Consultant at BDF, the report examines current practice in the employment of people with autism amongst BDF’s membership organisations and makes key recommendations for employers when adopting inclusive practice.

This report examines current practice in the employment of people with autism amongst Business Disability Forum’s (BDF) membership. We spoke to a range of organisations from different sectors, autism and employment specialists and individuals with autism to establish current good practice and challenges.

The research draws attention to the need for autism awareness based on an understanding of removing barriers for individuals with autism. Barriers are created for people with autism by the way neurotypical people communicate, organise work and create the sensory environment in the workplace.

It also discusses the various adjustments that can be made during the recruitment process, at onboarding and throughout employment for people with autism, which can allow them to thrive in the workplace.

Download the report on current practice in employment and autism. Download the report on current practice in employment and autism.