Considering employment of young people with intellectual impairment and autism leaving school and college

Journal article


Barnham, C and Martin, N (2017). Considering employment of young people with intellectual impairment and autism leaving school and college. Autism and Intellectual Disability in Adults. 2 (1), pp. 53-59.
AuthorsBarnham, C and Martin, N
Abstract

This article begins by exploring relevant UK legislation and government initiatives designed to support transition to work for young disabled people, and reflects upon their relevance, specifically for autistic individuals with additional intellectual impairments. Research from within and beyond the UK has painted a positive picture of the benefit of employment to the employee
and the workplace, whilst noting that systems to support and encourage engagement with work are somewhat patchy and often underdeveloped. At the time of writing, just after the 2017 general election, the future seems rather uncertain.

KeywordsAutism. Employment
Year2017
JournalAutism and Intellectual Disability in Adults
Journal citation2 (1), pp. 53-59
PublisherLondon South Bank University
Publication dates
Print22 Nov 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Apr 2018
Accepted09 Aug 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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