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Parliamentary questions
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3 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Alicia Homs Ginel, Estrella Durá Ferrandis, Mónica Silvana González
 Subject: Integration into the workforce of people with autism

People with autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to access to employment. Despite the lack of disability-specific official figures on employment rates, several studies conducted by Autism Europe show that, in Europe, almost 90% of people with ASD are unemployed.

Good access to education and vocational training, adequate support for access to employment, and awareness campaigns on autism which help to put an end to the reluctance of employers to hire people with autism are key to ensuring that such people are integrated into the workforce in a meaningful way.

Regard being had to the current legal framework, the Commission is requested to answer the following questions:

How does the new Commission intend to ensure that young people with autism are trained, and not excluded from society, so that they can subsequently enter the workforce?

Does it plan to develop programmes that help tailor the skills of people with ASD to the needs of the labour market?

Does it plan on launching any initiatives to support research, social investment and inclusion of people with autism?

Last updated: 19 December 2019Legal notice