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DARE to think differently

Want to capitalise on autistic talent but don’t know where to start? There is little evidence on the best way to attract and retain autistic employees. Join DARE, the only evidence-gathering employment programme, and we can help you:

  • Set up a gold-standard autism employment scheme
  • Track progress to inform your future practice
  • Measure commercial and social impact
  • Connect you with experienced service providers

Why employ autistic people?

  • Improved bottom line through higher productivity
  • Increased diverse workforce
  • Improved staff morale and retention
  • Improved communication and adaptability skills for line managers
  • Positive PR around social good


Why autistic talent?

Many autistic people can offer a unique set of skills:

  • Excellent focus and distinctive logical abilities
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Intuitive recognition of patterns or errors in large data sets
  • Creativity and innovative problem solving
  • Loyalty and strong work ethics
  • Above-average level of concentration

As a DARE partner, you have the opportunity to:

  1. Help us gather high quality data on autistic employment
  2. Advise other companies and Government on improving working practices
  3. Reduce the employment gap for talented autistic people

Get in touch to discuss the level of support you need and find out how DARE can help you attract and retain autistic talent. 

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DARE is brought to you by Autistica and The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE).

Employing autistic graduates

We partnered with Deutsche Bank and the Centre for Research into Autism and Education (CRAE) on a successful internship scheme for autistic graduates. Read our report and recommendations. Full report (PDF)