Employment profiles of autistic adults in Australia

Published August 2021


This study aimed to describe the employment profiles and explore factors related to employment for Australian autistic adults. We compared this with the Australian workforce using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Autistic adults with more autistic traits and more social and workplace supports were more likely to be employed and have jobs that were better suited to them. Autistic adults might have better employment outcomes if they have the appropriate workplace adjustments, a supportive workplace and adequate social supports.
Harvery, M., Froude, E., Foley, K-R., Troller, J. & Arnold, S.R.C. (2021). Employment profiles of autistic adults in Australia. Autism Research, 14:10, 2061-2077. doi.org/10.1002/aur.2588

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