Finding employment - free online help

The National Autism Society (NAS) offers a new online employment module designed to support autistic adults and young people into employment.

As part of their Autism Employment Gap campaign, NAS found that 77% of autistic people want to be in work, but fewer than one in five has a full-time job. Employment may not be right for all autistic people, but being in meaningful work can provide a real sense of self-worth, engagement and purpose and there is an undiscovered workforce of motivated, talented autistic people who are having serious difficulty finding work.

The course looks at the steps involved in applying for work, interviewing tips and starting work. The application also allows users to create a personalised profile, which they can then use when attending interviews or starting work.

The online employment resource will help young people to:

  • identify their personal skill set and positive attributes
  • support understanding of autism, including positive disclosure
  • develop CV writing and job application skills
  • develop interview techniques and strategies
  • develop skills to prepare for the workplace.

Find the course on the NAS website by following this link http://bit.ly/2ZC2qIP

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