Advances in Autism: Volume 7 Issue 1

Improving international health outcomes in health, education and social aspects of care


Table of contents - Special Issue: Employment

Guest Editors: Hilary Fertig, Nicola Martin, Mitzi Waltz

Evaluation of the ACE employment programme: helping employers to make tailored adjustments for their autistic employees

Beatriz López, Niko Kargas, Julie Udell, Tomáš Rubín, Linda Burgess, Dominic Dew, Ian McDonald, Ann O’Brien, Karen Templeton-Mepstead

The purpose of this study was to explore the views of autistic people, carers and practitioners regarding the barriers autistic employees face at work (Study 1) and to use these…

Stakeholders’ views on effective employment support strategies for autistic university students and graduates entering the world of work

Henri Pesonen, Mitzi Waltz, Marc Fabri, Elena Syurina, Sarah Krückels, Mona Algner, Bertrand Monthubert, Timo Lorenz

This paper aims to examine effective support strategies for facilitating the employment of autistic students and graduates by answering the following research question: What…

Supportive employment practices: perspectives of autistic employees

Darren Hedley, Jennifer R. Spoor, Ru Ying Cai, Mirko Uljarevic, Simon Bury, Eynat Gal, Simon Moss, Amanda Richdale, Timothy Bartram, Cheryl Dissanayake

Employment can make an important contribution to individual well-being, for example, by providing people with a sense of purpose; however, autistic individuals face significant…

How might we best support the effective and meaningful employment of autistic people and improve outcomes?

Carl Cameron, Abbey Townend

To determine the most appropriate and effective support to enable autistic people to gain and maintain employment in their chosen field. This paper aims to determine this and by…

Difficulties in employment perceived by individuals with ASD in Poland

Agnieszka Siedler, Edyta Idczak-Paceś

Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis often desire to be useful to society and may have the ability to work. Unfortunately, in Poland as in other countries…

Not a stranger to the dark: discrimination against autistic students and employees

Timo Lorenz, Chelsea Rebecca Brüning, Mitzi Waltz, Marc Fabri

The purpose of this paper is to reveal barriers and their coherences between discrimination and self-perceived employability which students and employees on the autism spectrum…

Autistic voices from the workplace

Ross Cooper, Craig Kennady

The purpose of this paper is to give autistic employees a voice, evaluate their work-based experiences and to disseminate the relevant recommendations of the Westminster…

Change of autism narrative is required to improve employment of autistic people

Marie Djela

This paper aims to identify common barriers to employment of autistic people and reasonable adjustments that address those barriers; to define autistic strengths and see how the…

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