Autism and Future Employment Event, King's College London, Bush House, July 19th, 2018

The Rise and Rise of Neurodiverse Talent in the Workplace

Understand the Issue

Today, we present how if we drive the digital age by empowering it with new employees who are autistic, we can provide employment, careers and life changing opportunities; we will show how early interventions can lead to lifelong opportunities for all, particularly those focused with skills in IT. 

There is a huge un-tapped potential in the 700,000+ people in the UK who are on the autism spectrum.  

Only 16 per cent of autistic adults are estimated to be in full-time paid work, according to the National Autistic Society. Yet Steve Silberman, author of ‘NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity’, says that many, if given the right help, could find employment and develop successful careers.

Who Should Attend ?

  • Business people and professionals, especially Directors, Chairpersons and CEOs
  • Education professionals - especially those in secondary and further and higher education
  • People who have autism - especially young people embarking on their career
  • HR Directors and professionals who are interested in expanding their diversity strategy 
  • Clinical people - those who work with  children and young adults with high functioning autism
  • IT professionals, developers, engineers, consultants who may have autism themselves
  • In fact - anyone who has an interest, network or experience that can help make a difference for high-functioning young people with autism to gain employment

Contribute to the Solution

It’s time to match this potential talent  to jobs and employment opportunities where characteristics such as attention to detail, adherence to patterns, the ability to repeat tasks and loyalty are prized; our digital age has created both an ideal workplace and can now offer jobs in IT and other industries or sectors for this potentially highly-talented group.

A number of organisations have partnered with us putting on this event, advocating their positive support for both this event and people with autism in the workplace. 

We’re on the road to making a difference - we’re calling on you all to help make that difference and to empower the digital age with IT skilled people who are more capable because they’re on the spectrum and in our sights. 

Diverse Businesses

In the UK forward-looking companies such as Auticon, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Deutsche Bank Harry Spectres Chocolates and Specialisterne have seen and are acting on the great potential offered by autistic workers; there are growing opportunities for employment  – but this can be best driven by early-years provision of services, support and financing that are at presently woeful in the school system and as they reach adulthood it often becomes non-existent.


We'll be using this new extended network opportunity to capture tangible action items to constructively move the situation forward and hopefully re-assemble next year to progress further.

Any proceeds will be donated to charities supporting autism in employment

Further Information

Click on the links below to learn more about the Programme, Speakers and Presenters plus introductory video clips you have seen featured in our social media feeds:

Programme at Bush House

Speakers and Presenters