More than a quarter (27%) of young people with autism are not currently in education, employment or training (NEET), compared with 14% of the general population, a survey has found. The survey, by Ambitious about Autism, a charity for children and young people with autism, also found that only 1 in 4 young people surveyed felt they had the support needed to get a job and just 10% thought employers were likely to recruit someone with autism. Most young people (77%) identified that increasing employers’ awareness of autism would make the biggest difference in enabling them to get a job.
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