NICE guidelines on support for people with autism conditions
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence has published guidelines around support for people with autism. The guidelines cover the recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum and includes a large section on supported employment.
It recommends psychosocial interventions focused on life skills.
18.104.22.168 For adults with autism without a learning disability or with a mild learning disability, who are having difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment, consider an individual supported employment programme.
22.214.171.124 An individual supported employment programme should typically include:
* help with writing CVs and job applications and preparing for interviews
* training for the identified work role and work-related behaviours
* carefully matching the person with autism with the job
* advice to employers about making reasonable adjustments to the workplace
* continuing support for the person after they start work
* support for the employer before and after the person starts work, including autism awareness training.