Benefits and advice on looking for work

  • The GOV.UK website contains details about government services and information:
  • You may be able to get help from Access to Work to make it easier for you to do your job or for support in interviews
  • Citizens Advice provides free, confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person. You can ask them about benefits, housing, issues at work and many other things
  • JobcentrePlus can assist with benefits claims and finding a job
  • The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. Some direct services only apply to people living in England, but the Skills Assessment and Job Profile search can be done by anyone
  • Portsmouth University has free assessment tools for autistic people and employers with no or mild learning disabilities. There are different profiles to help identify your most suitable career and appropriate workplace adaptations. They can also be used by an employer to understand what adjustments are needed. Contact them direct to arrange an assessment.
  • IMAGE, developed by 5 European universities, aims to improve the employability of higher education graduates on the autism spectrum by developing self-advocacy and employability skills in students, promoting high-quality support practice in higher education professionals, and developing employer awareness and recruitment practi