Autism & Employment

A brief guide to successful employment

The Autism Centre for Research Employment (ACRE) focuses on conducting employment research and developing Profiling Assessment PA© services to improve the job opportunities of people on the Autism Spectrum without, or with mild, learning disabilities. The portal aims to introduce you, or the person you support, to the most relevant work issues you need to know about.

ACRE was founded in 2014 with a grant from the Department of Health: Autism Innovation to Dr Beatriz López (Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth ).

Guiding principles of this portal

  • Less is more: We have selected and summarised, from the vast information available, the most relevant information to get you started.
  • Empowerment: We list questions you may want to ask yourself, or the person you support, to help taking control and making the most of the resources available.
  • Support: We give you useful tips and links to find out more about each topic.

Are you preparing for work or already working? Would you like going to University?

The links below introduce you to the most important things you need to know

Preparing and looking for work

At work

Considering university?

The following links provide information about our Profiling Assessment© Services, our research and a list of employment resources available in the Portsmouth area.

Profiling assessment services

Our research

Local resources


We would really value any feedback on this portal to help us to improve it.

If you would like to provide feedback on anything relating to the portal, you can do so here.