More Support Needed for Scots with Autism – Report

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With an estimated 50,000 Scots believed to have autism, the National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland called for them to be given a greater voice in the decisions affecting their lives.

The charity, presenting its findings to the Scottish Parliament , also called for the creation of an “autism employment ambassador” to help people with autism find jobs and stay in the workforce.

The report said councils should also look at where people in their area needed support in the workplace to deal with autism.

And it called for action to combat negative attitudes towards autism which can also affect people’s ability to hold down a job.

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