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Support for employers

We recognise that employers must provide supportive and individualised environments to help employees on the autism spectrum succeed. Limited research exists from the perspective of employers and how modifying the workplace may impact the abilities of people with ASD. In response, we have developed an autism-specific workplace tool to support employers.

Integrated Employment Success Tool

The Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST) is an autism-specific workplace tool for employers to modify the work environment to meet the specific needs of their employees on the autism spectrum.

The aim is to create a workplace that provides a supportive and individualised environment, and an inclusive culture where you will feel comfortable and welcome.

The IEST is available free of change.

Related publications

  • Scott M., Falkmer, M., Girdler, S., & Falkmer, T. Viewpoints on factors for successful employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder. PLOS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139281.
  • Scott M., Jacob, A., Hendrie, D., Parsons, R., Girdler, S., Falkmer, T., & Falkmer, M. Employers’ perception of the costs and the benefits of hiring individuals with autism spectrum disorder in open employment in Australia. PLOS One. 2017; 12(5):1-16.
  • Jacob A., Scott M., Falkmer, M., & Falkmer, T. The costs and benefits of employing an adult with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. PLOS One. 2015; 10(10):e0139896