Son still being told he's too slow at work.

For issues specific to autism / Asperger Syndrome.
This happens particularly when he wants to get away in good time and not have to stay longer than his allotted hours. The other workers tell him all he has to do is be quick and he'll get his work done, as if he just needs to press a button, but he gets flustered when he tries to move quickly to get things done. He also argues a lot about whether he should be doing something, which doesn't help a lot either.

On the days when he wants to get away in good time but doesn't, he comes home like a bear with a sore head and takes a long time to calm down.

The employers have a duty to make "reasonable adjustments" for those with disabilities. They should be taking steps to make sure he is not getting flustered. What sort of work does he do?
Hi Gilli
These sound like classic autistic spectrum behaviours and beliefs on his part. I think the Autistic Society help line should be able to offer advice for the employer about the need to organise the work so your son can leave on the dot. ... pport.aspx
BB, he works in a butcher's shop, which happens to be next door to us out in the country. He doesn't serve in the shop but helps in the room at the back with meat preparation and also bags potatoes and does other menial jobs like washing trays. Everyone just expects him to be as quick as everyone else and when he gets agitated and starts shouting, they tell him not to shout.

Mrs A, when my son first started working at the shop his support worker offered my son's employers - a husband and wife team - some written information on how to make the best use of an autistic employee and they refused. They have now gone into semi-retirement and their son has taken over. We're hoping this new boss will be more willing to accept help. Thanks for the info about the National Autistic Society.