Autism CRC is looking for autistic employees and their employers in skilled employment across a variety of roles, industries and countries to complete a survey.
Who can participate?
All autistic employees (whether employed through a designated autism employment program or not), their co-workers, supervisors, HR professionals and autism employment program executives in any industry and country are eligible to participate.
What is the survey about?
The survey investigates the challenges and most effective practices of employing autistic people.
Why is the survey being conducted?
Autistic people experience the lowest labour force participation rates when compared to any other group. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014), labour force participation of adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was 42%, compared to a 53% employment rate of adults with disability in general and an 83% employment rate for the general population.
Project findings will benefit autistic adults who seek employment by identifying and developing recommendations for effective, sustainable, and scalable autism employment practices/models that are both:
- applicable to a wide range of organisations, and
- improve the opportunities and workplace outcomes of autistic adults when applying and participating in such programs.
How do I get involved?
Please participate in the survey. The survey length varies depending on the role of the participant, but as a guide:
- Autistic employees - 45 mins
- Co-workers of autistic employees - 30 mins
- Supervisors of autistic employees - 20 mins
- HR - 45 minutes
- People at the executive level - 15 mins
If you know of other autistic employees or their employers, please feel free to share this survey with them, as we would like input from as many people and organisations as possible.
If you have any questions, please email Associate Professor Anna Krzeminska at firstname.lastname@example.org