Working with someone with autism (including Asperger syndrome), can be an enriching experience for managers and colleagues alike, but it may also present some challenges.

The National Autism Society (NAS) has developped a range of resouces to support employers.

Factsheet explaining how to avoid or overcome any difficulties, in order to ensure enjoyable and effective working relationships

As an employer, you may not realise that people with autism (including Asperger syndrome), can be highly skilled and qualified, and can be extremely employable. This Factsheet explains the benefits of employing someone with autism and offers tips for recruitment and interviewing.

The NAS can also help employers with the recruitment, training and retention of staff with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), offering advice, support and training to managers and their teams. More information here

The NAS also provides training to employers, for more information, follow the link here.

Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI)  provides employers with a financial contribution to the additional costs of recruiting and supporting unemployed young people with additional challenges into work. This initiative is open to any employer in any sector and employers will also be offered support from an expert agency in addition to funding.

For more information please follow the link here