Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 15:27
On the 8th of May, Autismo España presented the study: "Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder. A potential to discover". The goal was to generate knowledge about the current situation of working-age adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Spain.
Many organisations that are part of the Autism Spain Confederation were involved in the study.
The study reflects the actual needs and the perspective of men and women with ASD about the barriers and facilitators in accessing to an employment and the impact that may have on their quality of life. The investigation included the perspectives of the other agents of interest (family, professionals, business community and public administration).
The evidence found supports a premise that Autismo España has highlighted before: people with ASD can and want to work. Employment is as a fundamental right, and it contributes to improving the quality of life and independent life for everybody.
The results of the study show that there is still a lot of unawareness in the Spanish business network about the abilities, competencies and potential job skills of people with ASD.
At the presentation event of the study, the authors present the current lines of research on autism in Autismo España, including a mention of the PAGES project.