Tags: Autism

SAP to Work With Specialisterne to Employ People With Autism

In support of its mission to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced it will work globally with Specialisterne to employ people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists. It is estimated that one percent* of the world’s population is affected by autism…

Businesses urged to give employment opportunities to those with autism

More needs to be done to promote the equality in the workplace of those with autism, the National Autistic Society (NAS) has said. The organisation has launched a new campaign this week, called ‘The Undiscovered Workforce’, to raise awareness of what it claims is the rife workplace discrimination against those with autism. Its figures show…

Innovative new programme helps adults with autism find employment

Prospects, The National Autistic Society’s (NAS) recruitment service is piloting a new 28-week into-work course they’ve developed for adults with autism called Preparation for Employment (PfE). NAS surveys indicate that only 15% of adults with autism are currently in full-time employment, despite the fact that most are willing and able to work. The problems in…

On World Autism Awareness day new milestones to help adults with autism in England live independently in a society that understands them, were set out by Care Services Minister Phil Hope. The first-year delivery plan for the Government’s Autism Strategy timetables key priorities, including: · support to find jobs; · a public awareness campaign; ·…

There continues to be a “widespread” problem in terms of discrimination against Britons with disabilities, it has been reported. In an exclusive article from the Independent, HR director Helen Waygood claimed that this inequality appeared to stem from a “fear of the unknown”. Ms Waygood, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, noted that she…

Scottish Borders MP Michael Moore has offered his backing to a campaign aiming to prevent discrimination from employers against potential job candidates who have autism. The National Autistic Society is calling for an end to the trend of such people being “written off” by both employers and the benefits system. Research by the group has…

Racial discrimination is still apparent when it comes to recruitment, which has led the government to hint that new measures may be put in place to prevent this. The report by the Department for Work and Pensions was compiled from research gathered after thousands of fake CVs were sent to employers across the UK, each…

Britons with autism could be facing discrimination, as a charity warns that they are facing financial difficulties due to the benefits system and a lack of employment opportunities. The National Autistic Society is now urging that more needs to be done to help such people find employment. In line with this, the charity has launched…