New Data on Socioeconomic Issues and Disability

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published new data on socioeconomic issues and disability, and has produced information for the first time specific to autism.  For example, just half of disabled people are in work, compared to over 80% of non-disabled people, however, the figure is just 22% for autistic adults.  In relation to wellbeing, the findings look at how people feel, e.g. happy, anxious or worthwhile. Worryingly, anxiety rates for autistic adults were higher than most others.

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