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Employment Services

Autism East Midlands offer excellent support, advice and training for people who are looking for, or taking their first step into employment. We have experience of working with job centres and employers to help people achieve their potential and goals. Our knowledgeable team are able to help autistic individuals make a well informed and realistic decision about future employment.

We offer a specialist autism specific, person centred approach, where we can support individuals to achieve their full potential. Our Employment Coaches work with individuals to develop a bespoke programme of vocational activities, tailored to their specific needs and aspirations within a structured and supportive environment. We support the journey into work by providing a service that offers choice and control. The service is also flexible allows us to meet the needs of the individual to find a route to employment.

We provide support to individuals affected by autism across the East Midlands by offering:

  • Full assessment of needs
  • Personalised action plan
  • Developing employability skills e.g CV support, travel training
  • Support with Job searching, identifying strengths and interests
  • Supported work placements
  • 1-1 support while at placement or work place offering job mentoring and specific job assistance

We also work closely with employers to help them understand how to make reasonable adjustments to their recruitment process and the workplace. We provide autism friendly environmental audits bespoke to any working environment or premises. We offer employers the following:

  • Environmental audit, making the workplace autism friendly
  • Autism awareness training for the workforce and other bespoke training that has been identified as appropriate
  • Support with reasonable adjustments and support to ensure adhering to the Equality Act of 2010
  • Support with the recruitment process
  • Links to the disability confident tool kit DWP and Autism Alliance
  • Maximising success for the workplace and staff retention as well as offering ongoing support from the Autism East Midlands Employment team on site if appropriate
  • Links to Autism East Midlands clinical team if a need has been identified

Find out about the launch of the Disability Passport ‘About Me’ and the Autism & Neurodiversity Toolkit by reading this case study about the Department of Work and Pension’s initiative to improve the experience for autistic people visiting their job centres, interviews and work placements. Click here to read the case study

AEM Employment Support Referral Form

For any further information about Autism East Midlands Employment Service then please contact us on 01909506678 or email employment@autismeastmidlands.org.uk