I had emailed my MP Rachel Reeves in the past. I had just sent her general things to do with adults with autism before, but it was time in my new role as an ambassador for the NAS to ask her for something specific. I know Rachel cares about employment, economic activity and women in work, so I wrote to her to ask for a meeting. I wanted her to know how bad the statistics are for adults with autism, and that many of us want to work but need help to get, succeed in and sustain appropriate jobs. I want employers, the local authority, HR departments, careers advisers, recruiters and prospective colleagues to understand what it is like for people with autism in work and to offer that support. I thought Rachel might be able to help me to get these people together and talk about how it is now and how it could be.