Misconceptions and pigeonholing: what it’s like navigating work with autism

29 September 2020

Despite people on the autism spectrum often being highly reliable and capable – well beyond the IT-based sector – many struggle to make it past the traditional interview stage. Jess Strutt finds out what needs to be done to get more people on the spectrum into the workforce.


  • Marina Ciccarelli – Associate Professor at Curtin University. Co-leader of the myWAY Employability project
  • Kathy Issacs – Autistic adult and parent of two autistic children. Chair of the Autism Self-Advocacy Network
  • Liam Picen – 21 year old with autism who's employed as a software tester.

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