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Promoting Long-Term Employment of Autistic Individuals

Project Summary

Autistic adults tend to have poor employment outcomes and poor well-being, but these outcomes have mostly been treated separately. This project aims to investigate the links between sustainable employment and well-being of autistic adults.

Expected outcomes include enhanced capacity of both employers and employees to pro-actively manage job demands and build resources of autistic employees. This should provide significant benefits by improving sustainability of autism employment programs, thus providing social and financial benefits to autistic individuals, employers, government, and society.

This project is a collaboration between La Trobe University and DXC Technology Australia and Autism Spectrum Australia.

Lead institution: La Trobe University

Key RMIT Researcher: Professor Timothy Bartram

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