Bridging the Gap

Employment Support for Individuals on the Autism Waiting List

Providing support to individuals who are currently on the autism assessment diagnosis waiting list in Sheffield with employment support needs

We are delighted to be joining a wider partnership project for a 6 month pilot period helping anyone who is waiting for a diagnosis support from the moment you enter the diagnosis waiting list in Sheffield.

Our “Bridging the Gap – Employment Support for Individuals on the Autism Waiting List” offers personalised one to one support to help individuals identify and overcome barriers on their journey towards employment or whilst in employment and trying to navigate a potential diagnosis in the workplace.  

We can offer support face to face in our Sheffield office or online via video calls to suit the needs of the individual. 

Support is typically for around 1 hour per week, but this can be flexible depending on the individual. 

What support does the programme offer?  

Our Moving Forward support offers bespoke personalised sessions to help:

  • Develop personalised action plan to help you overcome barriers 
  • Help develop your confidence and self esteem in the workplace 
  • Help with goals and aspirations 
  • Support to access volunteering 
  • Developing employability skills 
  • Helping individuals to access employment, education or training 

Eligibility 

Be on the waiting list for an autism diagnosis within the Sheffield area

How to access this programme  

Contact us:  

employmentsupport@autismplus.co.uk or on 0114 3840284  

We will contact you to arrange an initial appointment.

“I am really pleased this project exists, it can be a long and difficult time whilst you are waiting for a diagnosis, but knowing this crucial employment support is available to people whilst they are on the waiting list is going to help reduce and overcome barriers so much sooner for many people. We are delighted to be part of this and look forward to helping many individuals  navigate the workplace whilst on their journey towards diagnosis”

Suzanne, Head of Specialist Employment Services - Autism Plus
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