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The Disability Confident Scheme was launched by the Government in 2016 to encourage employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. This scheme has replaced the previous 'Two Ticks' initiative.

Through Disability Confident, the Government is working with thousands of employers to:

  • challenge attitudes towards disability
  • increase understanding of disability
  • remove barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

There are three levels to the scheme. Every employer who signs up to the scheme starts at Level 1 ('Committed') which means that they must agree to the scheme's commitments and agree to at least one adjustment they will make to support the recruitment of disabled people. If employers pass additional tests to prove they are going the extra mile to support disabled people in their workplace, they will reach Level 2 ('Employer') and eventually Level 3 ('Leader').

All employers who are signed up to the scheme must display the 'Disability Confident' logo on their recruitment websites. It is recommended that you check if an employer has this logo on their website before you apply.

NAS offer support to autistic adults who want to prepare for work, or are actively looking for a job.  They can help you build on your social and practical skills, confidence and experience through their support centres and outreach team.

Find out more on the NAS website (opens a page on an external website)

Finding work interactive ebook

A digital workbook to help autistic adults with job searching and work preparation.  This is published by the National Autistic Society and is available to download for free.

Find out more on the NAS website (opens a page on an external website)

A programme to help people with Down's Syndrome find work. Please click on the link below for more details.

WorkFit website (opens a page on an external website)