AGCAS Report on Employment of Disabled Graduates

The latest report commissioned by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services AGCAS Disability Task group into the destinations of disabled graduates has been published and the results are examined in this article by Keren Coney, a careers consultant at Keele University.  The report finds that of all the disability groups, autistic graduates were least likely to be in full-time employment and most likely to be unemployed. Indeed, for this group of graduates, unemployment figures actually increased with increasing qualification level.  Autistic graduates (at all qualification levels) who had obtained employment were less likely to have secured this on a permanent basis than any other disability group; this group also had the higher proportions employed on a voluntary basis. These findings demonstrate the acute need for the specialist employment related mentoring support funded by Autism Forward.

AGCAS Disability Task Group Report

 

Autism Forward Newsletter Issue 4

Our fourth newsletter has just been published, which includes a save the date for our roundtable event in London at Herbert Smith Freehills on 1 May 2019, a feature on Cafe Track, recently launched by our mentor partner in Northampton to provide work opportunities for autistic people and details of new initiatives to promote the inclusion of disability and neurodiversity within the diversity agenda.   Please click following link to view the newsletter in PDF form.

Click to view AF Newsletter No 4