Our Education expert, Helen Rowland, has recently been featured in University Business and sister magazine, Edquarter, discussing what challenges students on the autistic spectrum face in higher education and what can be done to remedy this.
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Research shows that one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum. Of these, one in three (aged 16-24), are not in education, employment or training. However, the tide is turning, and the number of autistic students attending university is sky rocketing. Recent figures suggest growth of more than 200% in just five years.[i] This is excellent progress in an arena that has historically underrepresented the autistic community. Nevertheless, there is still much work to be done to support students with autism during their education. Autistic students are still less likely to complete their course than their classmates. And, of those that do graduate, over 25% later find themselves unemployed.