Employing People with Autism
Chief Commissioner, Bob Collins, welcomed Minister for Employment and Learning, Danny Kennedy, to Equality House to launch important new guidance ´Employing People with Autism: a brief guide for employers´.
During the launch a number of people shared their experiences of autism and the workplace. Their stories are included below.
My Journey through Employment from Vet to Post Woman
Carers Perspective, Employment the Challenges
My Experience of Working for Translink
Director National Autistic Society Northern Ireland
People with autism often have much to offer the world of work and can benefit greatly from it. Unfortunately they often face barriers which prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. This guide has been produced to promote understanding of autism amongst employers and to make them aware of the skills and talents that people with autism can bring to the workplace.
The guide is an initiative of the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland, the Department for Employment and Learning, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Employers for Disability NI.