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Autism for supported employment Center

  1. 1. A ‘working’ future for young people with Autism in Sheffield (formally known as the Supported Employment Project)
  2. 2. <ul><li>We are a registered charity (no: 1068541) </li></ul><ul><li>We were stared in April 2003 because it was seen at that time that there was a gap in the provision for young people with ASD who wanted to find employment after the age of 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Our charity wanted to provide the necessary support to individuals with ASD and to potential employers </li></ul>Who are we?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Continued </li></ul><ul><li>We are a unique specialised service which offers support and guidance to adults with Autism/Aspergers and learning difficulties in all areas of employment </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>We offer skilled advice and guidance on placements and paid employment </li></ul><ul><li>Each young person is treated as an individual </li></ul><ul><li>and not as a job outcome </li></ul><ul><li>We put no time limit on the young person being with us </li></ul><ul><li>Each young person has full support for as long as he/she needs it </li></ul><ul><li>We expect our students to treat their work placement as seriously as paid work because this is good practice and preparation for gaining paid employment </li></ul>What makes us unique?
  5. 6. <ul><li>Our support is ongoing and all students in paid employment continue to have our support and guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>We are also there to support and mentor the employers. </li></ul>Continued
  6. 8. <ul><li>Sheffield College: Autism Support Team </li></ul><ul><li>Job Centre Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><li>Social workers </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Schools (Sheffield & Rotherham) </li></ul><ul><li>Other Employment Agencies </li></ul>Who uses our service...
  7. 10. <ul><li>At Present (Nov 10); </li></ul><ul><li>29 Students in paid work </li></ul><ul><li>41 Students on work experience placements </li></ul><ul><li>57 Students on our waiting list </li></ul>Centre Statistics
  8. 12. <ul><li>We conduct comprehensive training sessions for our volunteers and external support staff who work with the Centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Informal counselling for students. </li></ul><ul><li>A supportive volunteer network. </li></ul><ul><li>Bi annual socials. </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and guidance for appropriate support in other areas of life apart from employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations and workshops for employers, professionals and associates with regards to autism and employment. </li></ul>What else do we do?
  9. 14. <ul><li>Lack of understanding on ASD </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Would having a person with ASD put extra pressure on their workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of employers have no knowledge of ASD, the Equality Act 2010 and what the term reasonable adjustments actually means. </li></ul>Barriers
  10. 16. <ul><li>Raising awareness on ASD </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking down barriers </li></ul><ul><li>People with ASD blossoming and becoming confident individuals </li></ul><ul><li>This confidence expanding into their personal and social life </li></ul><ul><li>A learning curve for the young person and the employer </li></ul><ul><li>Making the employer readdress their training and employees needs </li></ul>
  11. 18. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  12. 29. <ul><li>Thank you for your time! </li></ul>

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