Survey

Survey on the necessary competences of person with ASD for their labor inclusion

The survey is designed to obtain information about which are the competencies that ASD people lack in the workplace and, on the opposite, which are those they have.

Quantitative and qualitative data will be obtained from each country member of the consortium and a comparative analysis will be conducted between them.

Despite having partners in the project, such as Autismo España and NAS that have specific information about the inclusion of ASD people in general, a survey on labor competences to acquire to improve the inclusion is not been realized and less at European level.

The survey will have several objectives:

  1. Specify the basic competences of ASD in the workplace.
  2. Carry out a comparative study among the different countries in terms of inclusion level of ASD people in the special employment centers and in the regular labor market and which are the professional profiles more occupied by them.
  3. Collect ideas and needs of socio-educational professionals in contact with the vocational training and labor partner of the ASD, on one hand, and employers of companies sensitized with the fulfillment of Corporate Social Responsibility through the labor inclusion of disadvantaged groups, on the other.
  4. Detect and gather everything that can contribute to the open educational resources of training and guidance for the labour inclusion of ASD.

Results of the Survey Carried out

  • Managers or Directors (72.7%) that are in the regular market (84.8%). 
  • Regular market organizations (56.9%) and a 25.9% are NGO or non-profit organizations. 
  • Polarized in big companies with more than 1.000 employees (24.1%) or small organizations with less than 25 employees (48.3%). 
  • 66% employ at least a person with a disability, 
  • 75% are “planning to employ people with disabilities” gives the idea that the restrains regarding this kind of employment are decreasing, but not as fast as desirable. 
  • 40% employ a person with ASD for “Social commitment” or because the “Skill set of employees is beneficial to the company” and not for social policies benefits. 

Most cases the person with ASD start working in the company through personal recommendations and previous practices instead being contacted by a specialize service reinforce the fact that the special services have lot to improve in being the main agents in improving the employment of people with ASD.

This is coherent with the fact that a 63.6% of the ASD people employed in these organizations don’t have a special support from a specialized service. 

Responses
Percent of Cases
No
Percent
RANKING_
ADVANTAGES
Honesty
12
13,8%
92,3%
Meticulousness
11
12,6%
84,6%
Work discipline
10
11,5%
76,9%
Good memory
10
11,5%
76,9%
Attention to detail
9
10,3%
69,2%
High productivity
9
10,3%
69,2%
Commitment
9
10,3%
69,2%
Good competences in mechanical and repetitive tasks
9
10,3%
69,2%
Teamwork
8
9,2%
61,5%
Total:
87
100,0%
669,2%