Should I tell my employer I have Aspergers UK?

Unless the employer is aware of your autism, disability or other issue, they will not be required to make adjustments for you. If you do disclose, they are obliged to accommodate reasonable adjustments and you may be protected by discrimination laws.

Do you have to disclose Aspergers to employer?

It is not necessary to tell your co-workers and colleagues about your autism or your need for accommodations. They might become aware of the accommodations you have, if any (like extra breaks or a flexible starting time), but they are not entitled to know why.

Do you have to disclose autism to employers UK?

Your employer needs to know that you have an autistic spectrum condition in order to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’, if you need them. Disclosing your diagnosis means that it is unlawful for your employer not to make any reasonable adjustments.

Is Asperger’s a disability UK?

In essence, it is important for those in HR to appreciate that Asperger syndrome is considered a disability under both the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA; 2004) and the Equality Act (2010).

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How do you explain Asperger’s to an employer?

Do not go into a long explanation of the history of Asperger Syndrome, scientific theories about its cause, or all of the ways that someone can be affected. Instead, summarize the condition in 1 or 2 sentences, state your challenges, and list the specific accommodations that you believe will address them.

Should I tell my boss I’m autistic?

Adults with autism don’t have to disclose their diagnosis unless they want to or feel that it will benefit them at work in some way. If you think that telling your employer about your autism diagnosis will make it easier for you to do your job, it may be worth talking to them.

Do I have to tell my employer about my autism?

Unless the employer is aware of your autism, disability or other issue, they will not be required to make adjustments for you. If you do disclose, they are obliged to accommodate reasonable adjustments and you may be protected by discrimination laws.

Can you be denied a job because of autism?

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can make great employees. However some individuals never have the opportunity to succeed at employment because of discrimination in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 both prohibit discrimination in employment.

Can employer ask for proof of autism?

Once you have disclosed, an employer or business has the right to ask for proof of your disability. You should be prepared with documentation from a doctor or other medical professional, so that you can respond immediately, if you are asked.

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Can people with autism keep a job?

While those with milder forms of autism can sometimes find suitable work if their special needs are addressed, many others can’t. People with classic autism or more severe forms of autistic spectrum disorders cannot generally handle jobs which require any significant degree of interaction with others.

What is a good job for someone with Aspergers?

Computer science is a good choice because it is very likely that many of the best programmers have either Asperger’s syndrome or some of its traits. Other good majors are: accounting, engineering, library science, and art with an emphasis on commercial art and drafting.

Can adults with Aspergers hold a job?

Most studies indicate that 75-85% of adults with Asperger Syndrome do not hold a full-time job. Federal and state vocational programs are underfunded and overwhelmed by requests for services.