Adults with autism do have talents and skills to bring to a business but need the combination of the right support, some adjustments and the opportunity to make it a reality. They could prove to be a tremendous asset to a business.
Statistics provided by the National Autistic Society show that only 16% of people with autism are in full-time employment, and the situation hasn’t improved in almost a decade.
Autism Jersey can give talks and training to staff to increase the understanding of autism and help with supporting employees who are on the autism spectrum.
Read more about how employers can help here.
Click on this link to see the NAS 2016 campaign to lobby the UK government on halving the disability employment gap.
Beresford Street Kitchen
Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK) is a social enterprise providing training and employment for people with learning disabilities and autism. Read more here.
Jersey Employment Trust
Their main role is to assist people with a disability to prepare, find and maintain employment. On their website you can find out more about their education and employment support services.