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Autism and employment – a podcast series

As part of their internship at BeyondAutism, Alex and Martin have created a podcast series where they interview special guests on different topics relating to employment and autism.

The first part of episode 1 is available to listen to below, and parts 2 and 3 of the episode will be available shortly. Want a reminder when new podcasts go live? Sign up to our newsletter and never miss an episode.

Episode 1: Are people with autism and learning disabilities more vulnerable to redundancy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Part 1 of 3

In this episode we speak to Youtubers, Andy Burns (IndieAndy) and Daniel Jones, (The Aspie World) to get their take on the last year and the impact it has had on people with autism.

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Episode 1: Are people with autism and learning disabilities more vulnerable to redundancy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Part 2 of 3

In the second part of this episode we speak to two more guests, Connie and Jennifer (Living with NLD), about their experiences over the last year and the impact Covid-19 has had on them and others with autism and learning disabilities.

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Episode 1: Are people with autism and learning disabilities more vulnerable to redundancy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Part 3 of 3

In the final part of the episode, Alex and Martin take a look back on their interviews and share some of their thoughts on the topic.

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Episode 2: Job applications

In this episode Alex and Martin discuss the difficulties faced by people with autism and learning difficulties when applying for roles.

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About the creators

Alex is a creative writing and media studies graduate. She is passionate about advocating for equal rights for people with autism and learning disabilities. Alex hopes this series will educate employers and raise awareness around the topics discussed. In her spare time, Alex enjoys going to concerts, watching horror films, and doing quizzes with friends and family.

Martin has worked in various backgrounds, including Law, Finance, Customer Service and Construction, over the last 13 years. His pastimes include film, television, games, music (he recorded the Jingle for our Podcast), and of course his family. Martin always likes to try new things.

The BeyondAutism internship programme

Alex and Martin have produced this podcast series as part of their internship. From arranging the interviews to creating the jingle they’ve had a hands on approach throughout the process. Read more about the BeyondAutism internship programme here. If you would like to know more about the internship, or would like to apply, please do get in touch.

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