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Autism Exchange

Autism Exchange Programme in partnership with the Civil Service 

Ambitious about Autism and the Civil Service have been working together since 2015 to develop the Autism Exchange work experience programme. The programme provides young people (16-25) with autism:

  • Paid experiences of work with employers who want to develop their talent pool
  • Careers advice and support before and after their work experience 
  • Support from Ambitious about Autism during the work experience placement.

The programme provides employers:

  • Training, advice and support on recruiting, retaining and supporting an autistic intern
  • Access to a wide talent pool
  • Support from Ambitious about Autism during the work experience placement.

The programme provides professionals:

  • Training opportunities on how to support autistic clients and/or colleagues 
  • Opportunities for your clients to access paid experiences of work
  • Advice and resources which will support your service to deliver good quality careers support. 

Our programme has a number of strategic partners including the Civil Service, the Association of Colleges, Autistica, natspec, Business Disability Forum, Careers Development Institute, UK Youth, University College London and Deutsche Bank. Our programme won the Extending Reach award at RIDI (Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative) 2016.

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If you're interested in finding out more about Autism Exchange, we recommend you click on the boxes below, which have lots of information and answers to frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can email us via

Come see us at Skills London 2018

On Friday 23 November and Saturday 24 November the Autism Exchange team will be at Skills London stand TH1 speaking to young people, families and employers about career opportunities for young people with autism. If you want to find more about the programme and pick up some materials make sure you come by and say hello!

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