Government review supported by Autistica calls on employers to boost support for autistic people 

A new government-backed review released today urges organisations to change workplaces to better support autistic people. The Buckland Review for Autism Employment, supported by Autistica, shares 19 recommendations for workplace culture change to help more autistic people start and stay in work.

Right now, only 3 in 10 autistic adults are in work. Many more want to be employed and have a lot to offer companies. However, research shows that autistic people are overlooked in recruitment and undervalued in the workplace due to attitudes, stigma and lack of understanding of their needs.

The Review sets out how businesses and government can work together over the next five years to make workplaces more inclusive of neurodiversity. Autistica worked with the Department for Work and Pensions on the review, providing advice and involving other charities, employers and autistic people in the evidence and recommendation-gathering process.

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