Autism Initiatives Empowers Young People In Sefton With Launch Of Services Showcase

AUTISM Initiatives has announced the launch of a new range of services to help skill and prepare young adults with Autism for future employment. The showcase event will provide young adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition, their families, school representatives and local authority commissioners with an opportunity to find out more about the range of services on offer from Autism Initiatives. Developed in partnership with Social Enterprise, Peterhouse School & FE College and OSSME (Outreach Support Services in Mainstream Education), these transition services are person-centred and tailored specifically for young adults aged 16+ who need and want an alternative to post-education. This free event will provide visitors with an opportunity to network, ask questions, take part in interactive sessions and ask current Service Users about their experience of Autism Initiatives’ young people’s services in the region. Speaking about the event, Jon Gordon (Enterprise Manager at Autism Initiatives) said: “The launch of this range of services is in response to what many young people with Autism who are entering transition have been asking for. Many have ambition to get closer to the job market and want relevant work skills to help them achieve this as well as to complete their education. We are able to deliver this flexibly and in a real business setting.” Speaking about the benefits, one parent said: “Our son who has Asperger syndrome, has hugely benefitted from his placement. The friendly and supportive environment has helped him in developing his social skills and to start adapting to a working environment. He seems more confident in his social interactions with people. “He seemed to have settled quickly into this working environment and also manages independent skills much better, such as travelling to and from the cafe, managing money and organising himself and his schedule.” Event Information: Date & Time: Wednesday 9 March 3:30pm or 5:30pm Location: We Grow, 86-88 Radnor Drive, Southport PR9 9RS For more information or to book a place contact Jon Gordon on 0151 932 2214 or email jon.gordon@autisminitiatives.org