Only 14% of autistic adults in the UK are in full-time employment, the lowest proportion of any notable disability.
British businesses are wasting a potentially powerful resource. Far from being disabled, many with autism and Asperger's syndrome are differently abled, and they can bring a deeper range of cognitive skills and traits to the workplace.
Neurodiversity was the key message of our roundtable meeting on 13 February 2018, aimed to bring talent and diversity into companies across the UK.
We aim to help those who don't identify as "neurotypical" achieve more fulfilment in their lives, by deepening our understanding of the value autistic people can bring to the workplace.
Katrina Hutchinson-O'Neill, Director of Resourcing at Nationwide Building Society, said: