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Public Health England has published a report detailing the results of the 2016 autism self-assessment exercise. The annual self-assessment is completed by English local authorities and includes a couple of questions about work.



March 27 to April 2 is World Autism Awareness Week. 1 in 100 children in the UK have an autistic spectrum condition – that’s 8,000 school leavers each year. But less than 25% go on to further or higher education, only 16% of all adults with autism work and just 4% live independently. Something clearly needs to change.

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When given the right supports and training, a new study from USA suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

9 out of 10 transition-age youths with autism who participated in an intensive job training program were working part-time earning at least minimum wage three months after graduating high school. What’s more, 87% were still working after 12 months.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched an expression of interest exercise for local authorities to jointly deliver a Local Supported Employment proof of concept.  Expressions of interest should be submitted by 27 March 2017.  


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