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Disability Confident: Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit 

LINK TO ACCESS TOOLKIT: https://www.autismandneurodiversitytoolkit.org/  

 

DWP has worked in partnership with Autism Alliance UK and the Autism Task Group, comprising: disabled people, parents and advocates, disability organisations and medical professionals/ academics. Together the group has developed this Disability Confident: Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit to help staff, from all Government Departments, better understand how they can support people with Autism and associated Neuro-Diverse conditions.

The Disability Confident: Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit will be hosted on the Autism Alliance UK website and will be regularly updated to ensure that the information is current and relevant.

As a Disability Confident Leader, DWP is eager to share best practice information as widely as possible and I am therefore delighted that this resource is available across all Government Departments.

Penny Mordaunt MP

Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work

Disability Passport ‘About Me’

LINK TO DOWNLOAD PASSPORT: CLICK HERE

As the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, I am eager to improve services for all disabled people, including those with Autism and associated Neuro-Diverse conditions.

DWP has worked in partnership with Autism Alliance UK and the Autism Task Group, comprising: disabled people, parents and advocates, disability organisations and medical professionals/ academics. Together the group has developed this Disability Passport ‘About Me’ that aims to support disabled claimants to safely disclose their disability or health condition to their Jobcentre Plus Work-Coach/ Adviser with the aim of improving communication and ensuring that appropriate, reasonable adjustments are identified and put in place at the earliest opportunity.

The Disability Passport ‘About Me’ will be hosted on the websites of charities and third sector organisations (not by DWP). It will be completed voluntarily by disabled people and only with their permission will it be shared with their Work-coach/ Adviser.

I see the Disability Passport ‘About Me’ as a positive step towards helping to remove some of the barriers that disabled people face in their day to day lives. 

Penny Mordaunt MP

Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work