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Case study: Autism and Autisan

Kenny Bryce and Lorraine Dormand from the National Autistic Society explain how they are aiming to transform the employment prospects of students and adults with autism via Autisan Creative Enterprises

Students with autism often leave school with strengths that can benefit all sorts of businesses, such as a good eye for detail and reliability. Yet, just 15 per cent of adults with autism are in full-time paid employment, often due to a lack of support and awareness of autism among employers, as well as insufficient training and opportunities for people with the condition.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is trying to address this problem, by working with businesses through its employment training and consultancy service and giving children and young people in its schools the best education possible, through schemes like Autisan Creative Enterprises.

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