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Adults with autism left out in the cold by supported employment programmes

posted 25 May 2012, 23:38 by Jan Szafranski   [ updated 25 May 2012, 23:38 ]
A new survey by The National Autistic Society has revealed that a high proportion of adults with autism are not in education, employment or training (NEET). One in three of those surveyed aged between 16 and 24 with the condition are NEET – more than double the number amongst the general population.

The survey also found that unemployment among young adults with autism all too often leads to long-term exclusion from the workplace, with a large proportion of those asked going on to be ‘NEET for life’.