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TUC publishes new guide to autism in the workplace

The TUC has published a new guide to autism in the workplace. The guide is aimed at informing trade union officers, representatives and members of the facts, and provides advice on how they can support trade union members who are autistic to secure the workplace adjustments they may need. However, the guide will also be of interest to employers requiring guidance on how to support autistic workers.

The TUC estimates that there are about 332,600 people of working age in the UK with autism. However, only 15 per cent of adults with autism are in full-time employment and only nine per cent are in part-time work…

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