National Autistic Society Video Shows What Job Interviews Can Be Like for People With Autism
Job interviews are stressful for everyone, but for people on the autism spectrum interviewing for a job presents a number of challenges neurotypical people don’t always have to face. Now, thanks to a new video from the National Autistic Society, those who aren’t on the spectrum can see the interview process in a different light.
According to the National Autistic Society, only 16 percent of autistic adults in the U.K. are employed full-time, a statistic which hasn’t improved since 2007. While not everyone with autism might want to be employed, NAS’ research shows that 77 percent of unemployed autistic adults want to work.
This video is part of the National Autistic Society’s Too Much Information (TMI) campaign. Earlier this year, as part of the campaign, the group created a virtual reality simulation that lets people experience with sensory overload feels like – a follow-up to it’s first film “Can you make it to the end?”
You can watch the full video below.