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Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National Autistic Society in 2016.

In this video Callum discusses the National Autistic Society’s Moving Forward programme which supports young autistic people into employment. He explores some of the difficulties that autistic people may face when trying to access employment, and how professionals can best support them.

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1 .Can you tell us about your current work?

2. How does the Moving Forward project differ from other employment programs?

3. From your own experience what difficulties did you face when trying to access employment?

4. How did Moving Forward support you to overcome these difficulties?

5. What advice do you have for professionals who support autistic people into employment?

6. What would be your key advice for employers of autistic people?

7. Are there any plans to offer the Moving Forward project in other areas of the UK?

Author: Callum McCrosson

Date added: 10 February 2017