The unfolding autism prevalence and the high unemployment rates among autistic people have led to an increase in demand for employment support mechanisms. Thus, it is of great importance to engage the autistic community and develop needs-led services and practices in a manner that is mutually beneficial and meaningful.
We use a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to involve key stakeholders (i.e., autistic jobseekers, employment related support services, employers, policy makers) in all aspects of the research process, from the exploratory stage to the dissemination of findings.
These projects integrate Psychology and Human Resource Management to produce evidence-based information for the development and delivery of needs-led protocols used by social and employment related support services with autistic jobseekers. This work will be used to inform policy development and the reformulation of current professional practices across the UK.
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