Autism and Employment
Autism and Employment
This full-day course is aimed at parents/carers and professionals who already have a basic understanding of the autism spectrum. It aims to meet the increase in demand in a requirement to fulfil the obligations of the Autism Act (2009), as many employers, practitioners in social services and other adults services who work with adults on the autism spectrum appreciate the skills set this group of individuals have and their ability to contribute to the jobs market yet also recognise the difficulties they have in obtaining relevant and meaningful employment.
Whenever possible we engage guest speakers who are on the autism spectrum on this course to explain their unique personal experiences.
By the end of this course you will:
* To know the difficulties people on the autism spectrum have in gaining meaningful employment
* To know the needs and difficulties the person on the autism spectrum has in a working environment
* To be able to implement appropriate strategies and interventions to support an individual on the autism spectrum in their working environment
Refreshments and course materials included
Following this training the learner can progress on to the following programmes:
* One Awards - Level 2 - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
* How to write Social Stories for people on the Autism Spectrum
* Behaviours that challenge and the Autism Spectrum
All profits go to towards improving the lives of individuals and families on the autism spectrum.
When & Where
11th Floor, Centre North East, 73-75 Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RU
At MAIN we support people, not ‘cases’ or ‘numbers’.
We exist to offer advice and services tailored to each individual and family living with Autism to raise their aspirations, empower themselves, and have the confidence to be proud to ‘wear their t-shirt with a smile’.
Our ambition is to change society’s perceptions of Autism, and increase understanding of the challenges and opportunities living with Autism brings.
As a group of dedicated parents, who have each individually adapted to living with Autism in it’s various forms, the MAIN Project team ultimately offer first hand support and advice to people of all ages living with Autism.