World Autism Awareness Day Observance – Inclusion in the Workplace in a Post-Pandemic World

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “World Autism Awareness Day Observance – Inclusion in the Workplace in a Post-Pandemic World” – below is their description.

    Discriminatory hiring practices and obstacles in the workplace have long contributed to the unemployment of a large majority of adults on the autism spectrum. These challenges have only been further exacerbated by the pandemic, which has contributed to the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. At the same time however, new ways of working, including the use of new technologies and remote working, have created opportunities for employees who previously found it difficult to thrive in traditional workplace environments.

    The 2021 World Autism Awareness Day observance will address these issues through a virtual event that will include moderated panel discussions with individuals on the autism spectrum who have themselves experienced the challenges and seen these new opportunities in the employment market.

    The event is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Specialisterne Foundation.

    For more information:

    United Nations YouTube Channel

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