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Working with Autism 06 Jan 2019 15:23 #12630

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Just read this lovely story on the BBC news site.

Wouldn`t it be nice if all (or most) employers catered for everyone who had a disability or long-term health problem where they really wanted to work, but required ongoing adjustments and reasoning within their workplace? The charity I attend weekly (when I`m able to) there is a young man attends with his carer and the first thing he does is makes a beeline for the computers! I`m not too sure what he does on there but he loves it. The government we have keep banging on about equality in work placements and jobs, yet it`s only a small fraction of what could be done. I can understand that employers may not wish to take people on who can`t be consistent of reliable all the time, but I`m sure many could make a few paid places for individuals who have the desire to learn and want to try something new.

However even those on ESA (not the Support group though) can only do these jobs if they are `permitted` and as our system is, it usually means they hold it against you if you prove you can DO something but still can`t manage more than six hours a week. The result is usually a removal of your entitlement to ESA because you have shown you can get to a workplace and sit at a desk for an hour. :angry:
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