Portsmouth MP Flick Drummond calls for more jobs for autistic workers

AN MP has called for more employers to take on people with autism.

Sunday, 9th April 2017, 9:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:39 pm

Flick Drummond, Portsmouth South MP, says businesses should be more accommodating to employees with the condition after meeting with charity Autism Hampshire.

The charity has recently received a grant to help 36 people across the country with CV advice, workplace adjustments and preparation for interviews.

Mrs Drummond said: ‘Autism affects people in many different ways and is often not diagnosed or recognised in the workplace.

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‘But by making small adjustments and with a little training, employers can provide a thriving environment for people with autism. Many autistic people have tremendous skills and by not looking at those with this condition, employers are missing out on a very valuable workforce.’

The politician will be holding a seminar later in the year about the subject. More information on the charity is at autismhampshire.org.uk