Govt unveils $500k support package for autistic workers

Govt unveils $500k support package for autistic workers | Sky News Australia

The government has allocated $500,000 to support greater employment for people with autism.

Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes told Sky News $200,000 of the package would be directed toward developing two accredited hospitality training programs for people with autism, with the remainder dedicated to placing people with autism in the work place.

She said she wanted to see “attitudes change across business” because “people with autism have a great set of skills, they have a great contribution to make and we want businesses to see that and to see that with the right supports we can really ensure that these people live their best lives”.

“The Morrison government is totally committed to ensuring people with a disability have the opportunity to enter the workforce,” she said. “They can quite often make a big contribution in a way that’s different from you and I.”

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