AIBE is funding the applied research project titled “The Dandelion Program of Autism Employment – Development of a Mental Health Framework for Sustainable Autism Employment” which is working with DXC Technology.

This novel project will synthesise the experience of experts in supporting employees on the autism spectrum such as clinicians along with the experiences of autistic employees themselves with the aim of developing a Mental Health Framework that employers can utilise to effectively identify and manage the needs of employees on the spectrum. The project brings together a team of researchers with the unique and complementary expertise required to assess how employers can intervene to reduce the impact of co-morbid conditions such as depression and anxiety autistic employees may experience and with what effects on their mental health and long-term employment.

Chief Investigator