Employment: Autism

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Corri Wilson Corri Wilson Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will launch a national programme to promote the employment potential of autistic people to employers.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department is actively promoting the employment potential of all disabled people across Britain, including those with autism, to employers via the Disability Confident Scheme. To further support employers, the Hidden Impairments National Group, established by DWP, provides an “Uncovering Hidden Impairment toolkit” which is free of charge to employers.

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