Businesses invited to attend Autism and Employment Awareness Event

The Autism Strategy Partnership Board of the Local Authority, in conjunction with FortisLiving, is hosting an event to explore and showcase different opportunities for the employment of individuals with autistic spectrum condition (ASC).

The event will be held on 19 March at St John’s Campus, University of Worcester Arena between 9.30 am – 1.00 pm.

The event is aimed at employers, to enlighten them on the benefits of having neuro diverse people working for them, and what reasonable adjustments may be involved to help ASC employees maintain their employment and thrive in it. The event also aims at adults with ASC to assist them in identifying opportunities they can explore to get access to work.

The format of the event will be a combination of exhibition and speakers. Stall holders will include a wide range of local business either employing or willing to employ people with ASC. The speakers will each have a 15 minute slot and then there will be a panel discussion at the end for Q&As. There will time to visit the Market Place and opportunities for networking. Market Place Stands will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Neural Diversity (sometimes referred to as Neurodiversity) describes those in the population who have a different thinking process than those who are neurotypical. By using a diversity hiring effort around the way people think, an organisation can greatly improve their creative and innovation output and impact.

If you have any questions about the event or you would like to book a Market Place Stand please email

Please ensure you register your intention to attend the event here.