Autism, homelessness, and unemployment

April 21, 2013

My article on ‘good communication skills’ mentions the link between autism, homelessness, and unemployment. This article looks at these issues in more depth. In England the average age of death for homeless people is 47 years old. This is one of the main findings of the ‘Homelessness kills’ report1 published in 2012 by Crisis (the […]

'Good communication skills': How job adverts exclude people with autism

April 21, 2013

Summary Difficulty communicating is a core feature of autism. Most jobs demand things like ‘good communication skills’. For people with autism, this demand acts as a barrier to finding work. In 2011, I downloaded job adverts from universities across the UK. I analysed 1,662 of these job adverts, and found that 56% demanded that applicants […]