NAS supporting autistic people to find employment


As part of their Autism Employment Gap campaign, the National Autistic Society found that 77% of autistic people want to be in work, but fewer than one in five has a full-time job. Employment isn’t right for all autistic people, but being in meaningful work can provide a real sense of self-worth, engagement and purpose.

There is an undiscovered workforce of motivated, talented autistic people who are having serious difficulty finding work.

The NAS new employment module has been designed to support autistic adults and young people into employment.

It looks at the steps involved in applying for work, interviewing tips and starting work. They aim to allow users to create a personalised profile, which they can then use when attending interviews or starting work.

The online resource will help you to:

  • identify your personal skill set and positive attributes
  • support your understanding of autism, including positive disclosure
  • develop CV writing and job application skills
  • develop interview techniques and strategies
  • develop skills to prepare for the workplace.

Visit the online training page to start using this module.