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.