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Manager guidance: Supporting employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

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Publication date:

02 April 2020

Last updated:

27 April 2020

Author(s):

Chartered Insurance Institute, Aon, Willis Towers Watson

Guidance providing an overview of ASDs, and tips for interviewing, managing and supporting individuals with these disorders.

In a continued effort to support diversity and inclusivity, the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has partnered with Aon and Willis Towers Watson, to develop guidance which provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), as well as tips for interviewing, managing and supporting individuals people with ASDs, in your workplace.

ASDs are estimated to affect 1% of the population worldwide and it’s also estimated that more than 80% of adults with ASDs are unemployed or underemployed. However, for businesses, individuals with ASDs represent a talent pipeline for jobs that have historically presented them with turnover challenges, and specialists who bring a different perspective to the work and help us improve our processes and quality.

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries have come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. Which is why we should all be committed to providing meaningful employment for individuals with ASDs.

Johnny Timpson, Cabinet Office Disability Champion of the Insurance Industry and Profession, said: “I fully support this collaborative initiative to continue to make the insurance industry and profession a career destination of choice for people with disabilities, seen and/or unseen.”

 

Read the guidance HERE (PDF)

This document is believed to be accurate but is not intended as a basis of knowledge upon which advice can be given. Neither the author (personal or corporate), the CII group, local institute or Society, or any of the officers or employees of those organisations accept any responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the data or opinions included in this material. Opinions expressed are those of the author or authors and not necessarily those of the CII group, local institutes, or Societies.

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