Employment outcomes for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (2013-14)
The Welsh Government commissioned us to undertake this research, in partnership with the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol, to inform the development of the ASD Strategic Action Plan for Wales and in response to concerns about post-education employment outcomes of young people. The research included interviews with 26 young people with ASD and their families to understand more about the lived experience of securing, or trying to secure employment after leaving formal education, the nature of support received and the difference this made to any employment outcomes achieved. There was also an online survey and follow-up interviews with mainstream, pan-disability and ASD-specific employment support services in Wales, to understand the extent to which they could address the key barriers to employment for young people with ASD.
Outputs include the full report, a summary report, an easy read summary and a separate evidence review.