28 March 2022
Autism Acceptance Week

Autism Acceptance Week 2022

Did you know that around 700,000 people in the UK are living with autism right now?

Whether it’s your son, daughter, brother, sister or friend; we are all familiar with the medical term, but do you know what it is?

Let’s break some common misconceptions about autism:

You cannot always tell someone is autistic by just looking at them.

Autism is not always noticed during childhood and more and more people are receiving a diagnosis in adulthood.

No two autistic people are the same, it is a spectrum, each person has individual traits.

Did you know that just 22% of autistic people are in employment.

At Employability Orkney we know how individuals with autism can struggle but with the right support and encouragement they can be an amazing part of any workforce.

Throughout this week Employability Orkney wants to help raise awareness, as many people lack knowledge and understanding towards individuals on the autistic spectrum.

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