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Autism and Employment Opportunities

A subject close to my heart here…

For people with autism, the transition from school to employment may be a very difficult one. School is so often a very difficult place for the autistic person to shine and their difficulty in trying to conform to a set of expectations which they do not understand or recognise makes it difficult to show their true intellectual capacity at examination times.

For many autistic people, lack of understanding in mainstream schools means that their behaviour is too often seen as willful disruption. Coupled with this is the difficulty and time required to be properly diagnosed and supported with adequate resources.

However, the autistic person, as some employers are now beginning to recognise, brings some very valuable high-level skills to employment opportunities. These will vary according to the individual person, but may include the following:

autism positives

Source: University of Leeds

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About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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