This thesis explores the workplace experiences of autistic women and investigates any possible factors that have led to a positive and successful employment experience for autistic women. This is an area that is not researched in-depth and there is an increase in the number of women being diagnosed with ASD (Bargiela et al., 2016; Leedham et al., 2019).
Being diagnosed as autistic has for many years been primarily considered a male disorder (Baldwin & Costley 2016).
In order to gain a better understanding of the workplace experiences of autistic women, key areas such as external requirements, social behaviours and outcomes for the participants will be explored in this thesis. This research study will combine both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the workplace experiences of autistic women and employers. Semi-structured interviews with 10-15 autistic women, focus groups with 15 employers, and a survey with 100-150 participants will be used to examine the workplace experiences.
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