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Graduates with autism least likely to find work

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Survey suggests autistic students more likely than others to become unemployed

Graduates with autism are the most likely to be unemployed and the least likely to secure a permanent contract when they leave university, according to a major survey.

The 18th annual What Happens Next? survey, conducted by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, found that just 36.4 per cent of first-degree graduates with autism were in full-time employment 15 months after graduation, compared with 60.4 per cent among those with no declared disability.

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