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Almost 30,000 call on Government to close autism employment gap

29,090 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020. The petition was delivered on 21 February to Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, by Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, and a number of ... Read More »

The National Autistic Society comments on The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

The National Autistic Society comments on the Government’s newly announced plans to get more disabled people into work following The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Last week the charity launched a campaign to close the autism employment gap with a research report, statistics and an affecting film. Mark Lever, Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society, said: “Today’s [31/10/16] announcement starts ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »

Axcis Education continues sponsorship of the National Autistic Society

Axcis Education, the UK leader in special education needs recruitment, has today announced its continued partnership with The National Autistic Society for a further two years, as well as continued exclusive sponsorship of Network Autism. The network is the charity’s vital online service created to bring autism professionals together across over 12 professional sectors and from 90 countries. Part of ... Read More »

Autistic travellers face lack of support at UK airports

The UK’s busiest airports are failing to provide adequate support for autistic travellers according to a new survey. With school holidays in full swing and millions of families travelling by plane this summer, the survey of the UK’s 30 busiest airports by sensory equipment specialists Experia, found that only one third offer sufficient autism-friendly facilities. Despite autism affecting an estimated ... Read More »

Options Malvern View celebrates national recognition

A service in Malvern for young people on the autism spectrum is celebrating after receiving one of a handful of special national commendations for the high quality support it offers. Options Malvern View, which is part of the Options Adolescent to Adult Life Preparation Service (AALPS), supports young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible. ... Read More »

Winners of 2016 Autism Professionals Awards announced

The winners of the fourth annual Autism Professionals Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at Telford International Centre. The top accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award, went to Professor Sir Michael Rutter for his outstanding contribution to research in autism. The National Autistic Society (NAS) event, sponsored by Axcis Education Recruitment, was hosted by comedian Janey Godley and Janet ... Read More »

Relaxed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book is making its Southampton debut at the Mayflower Theatre on 23 June where it will run for two weeks until 4 July as part of a 31 date tour of the UK and Ireland.    It ... Read More »

Epic Dave from Moneysupermarket stands out for Autism

To mark World Autism Awareness Week, the UK’s leading autism charity, the National Autistic Society (NAS), announced today that it had become the Moneysupermarket group’s (MSM) charity partner. MSM’s ‘Dave’ helped launch the week with his trademark #EpicStrut.  More than one in one hundred people have autism in the UK, and the new partnership, which will last for two years, ... Read More »

Toys“R”Us celebrate World Autism Awareness Week with exclusive store browsing event.

Toys“R”Us® will hold an autism friendly exclusive ‘experience’ event for families affected by autism and additional needs this month supporting World Autism Awareness Week and offering families a calm environment with their child. The Toys“R”Us event, being held in the morning of Sunday 29th March, will be a browsing event for families allowing them to visit their local store offering ... Read More »

UK autism cases have ‘levelled off’

The number of new cases of autism being diagnosed in the UK has levelled off, according to researchers. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, said there had been a surge in reported cases in the 1990s, but the rise had not continued. Increased awareness and diagnosis of condition are thought to have contributed to earlier increases. Read More »