Learning disability statistics: autism
Approximately 1% of the population has an autism spectrum condition.
Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD)
Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a number of symptoms and behaviours which affect the way in which a group of people understand and react to the world around them.
The power of employers in helping people with autism in to work10 November 2015,
We talk often about knowing what works in getting people into employment; all that research and evidence; all that practice. Yet where do employers fit? Should they not be doing some of this stuff for us – or at least with us?
Recognising people with learning disabilities on World Mental Health Day12 October 2012,
We have been looking at the impact of mainstream mental health on people with learning disabilities.
Hitting the road â delivering training around employing people with learning disabilities16 March 2012,
We know that 65% of people with a learning disability want to find paid work, yet despite this only 6% are in employment.
National training for Employment Tribunal Judges comes to an end2 December 2011,
The Judges are one of the most inquisitive and interested groups of people I have worked with - let’s hope more people follow their lead and take the necessary steps to adapt their services to respond to the needs of all members of society.
How the misuse and misinterpretation of language in society can cultivate stigma1 July 2011,
A word referring to a disability or mental health condition applied to mean something unpleasant or abusive further promotes the stigma and discrimination that many people are unacceptably subjected to in their everyday lives.
The first Independent Specialist Care awards17 March 2011,
If young people are not assessed properly and their needs not identified and met, they can fall through the net at mainstream schools and miss out on the support that they need to develop.
Economic consequences of autism in the UK1 November 2007
There are approximately 540,000 people with autism in the UK - 433,000 adults and 107,000 children. The findings in this report reveal that children with autism cost £2.7 billion a year, yet for adults the figure is £25 billion - more than eight times as much.
Economic consequences of autism: executive briefing1 November 2007
An executive briefing to accompany the report, 'The Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK'.