AUTISM FORWARD empowers individuals to make this change happen by:
Providing GRANTS for specialist MENTORING for autistic adults to give them the support and advice they need to make the transition from education to work and find paid or voluntary employment.
Providing RESOURCES for employers, colleagues, friends and families of autistic adults to encourage them to listen, talk and accept their different way of seeing the world, so that autistic people are included and valued in communities and workplaces.
At present, only 16% of autistic adults are in full time work. National Autistic Society (NAS) research reveals that this figure has remained the same for the last decade, showing that people on the autism spectrum are not benefiting from Government employment programmes and employers are not receiving the help they need to assist with the recruitment and retention of autistic staff.
AUTISM FORWARD CIO was formed in 2017 and is registered with the Charity Commission (registered number 1171704).
You can help transform the lives of autistic adults and make a neurodiverse workplace a reality by DONATING to AUTISM FORWARD so we can fund specialist employment related mentoring and raise awareness among employers.
We are a registered charity with no paid employees and no fixed overheads, so all donations go directly to fund mentoring by independent autism specialists.