THE AUTISM ADVANTAGE: PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL INSIGHTS SURVEY
CALL TO ACTION
Gathering insights at a global level will:
1. help us understand the challenges and opportunities in different communities
2. allow us to shape the global agenda on the rights of persons with disabilities, including autistic persons, through involving stakeholders such as the United Nations.
Some of the questions in this survey were presented by the United Nations Department of Global Communication at the Global Autism Advantage Luncheon in New York in 2018. We would very much appreciate if you could share your perspectives by answering this survey.
The United Nations (UN) issued a Call to Action at the observance of UN World Autism Awareness Day in 2015, appealing to employers to make tangible commitments to offering employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. The event, entitled “Employment: The Autism Advantage”, was organized by the UN Department of Global Communications and Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in cooperation with Specialisterne Foundation, and with the support of the UN Global Compact.
Specialisterne Foundation is an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications and supports the work of the UN to promote human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Our focus is SDG 8, target 5: “By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.”