Adam’s Story

Adam progressed from full dependence on mum to volunteering in Autism Plus chocolate shop and Cafe independently through accessing our Rise Programme

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Alex’s Story

Juggling his own mental health whilst looking after his son was challenging for Alex, but with our support he secured paid employment and was able to move forward with his life

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Alfie’s Story

From a small remote village in North Yorkshire Adam was losing hope in his job search, our team supported him to secure his dream role in marketing through our Rise programme

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Ashley’s Story

Ashley received support from Autism Plus Specialist Employment Team, who worked closely with him to build his confidence and identify the type of volunteering opportunities he would be interested in.

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Bridlington Escape Room

We provided training, strategies and guidance to help the business become a disability confident employer, and to help put in place practical supports that are neurodiverse friendly, increasing accessibility for all.

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Cameron’s story

Cameron first came to Autism Plus in March 2023 accessing our Sheffield based employability project for autistic adults. Cameron had been unemployed over a year when he came to us for support in finding paid employment.

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Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte was supported to find a paid role after qualifying with a degree in broadcasting and journalism through our Rise programme

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan has been accessing our SEND Youth Hub Programme to help build his confidence about entering the world of work

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Fabian’s Story

We helped Fabian to talk about his anxieties and found coping methods that helped to ease them. We then developed a person-centred plan focusing on Fabian’s goals and aspirations, looking to the future and what he hoped to achieve.

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Hidden Disability Job Fair 2023: A Resounding Success

In Partnership with the Sheffield City Council Deaf/Hearing and Vision Support Services, we hosted a Hidden Disability Job Fair in Sheffield.

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Jack’s Story

While Jack has a wonderfully descriptive – and very relevant – analogy for autism – that has not always been the case. He struggles through school with undiagnosed autism, leaving him facing an uncertain future. His mum’s perseverance led to a diagnosis at 16 years old and an explanation as to why he found school so difficult.

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Joe’s story

When Joe came to our service he was off work on long term sick and had lost a lot of confidence, and struggling to see a way back.

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Jordan’s story

Jordan successfully gained a part time role working for Heron Frozen Foods. We are continuing Jordan’s support through Access to Work and Jordan feels this has been beneficial.

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Kit’s story

Our team supported Kit to look at barriers to employment, this included looking at reasonable adjustments and application forms. We looked at traits of ADHD and identified the ones that Kit identified with and how these might present in a workplace.

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Michael’s Story

Michael, a participant in our RISE programme, initially faced challenges engaging with external services like the jobcentre. His confidence was low, exacerbated by difficulties in travelling independently due to reliance on family members.

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Nathan’s story

Nathan accessed our Multiply project to help him develop financial confidence as he took his first steps on his journey towards work. Nathan embraced the support from the Multiply project and was unaware of the support available for him prior to finding our about our project.

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Paragon Veterinary Referrals – Inclusive Workplaces

Our trainer met with the senior team initially to discuss their circumstances and it was decided that a site visit for a workplace needs assessment would be beneficial. In this case, the needs assessment would not be focused on an individual employee but focused on the business as a whole.

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Robert’s Story

Covid saw Robert loose his employment and confidence too, with the support of our team we helped Robert overcome his barriers and move back into paid employment 

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Sara’s story

Sara now feels a lot more capable of looking for jobs independently and being more ready for a job interview. She has now obtained a permanent place to live and she has a support worker that helps her during the week.

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Soren’s Story

After being out of work for two years due to anxiety and depression, Soren joined our Thriving at Work project in North Yorkshire with goal of overcoming her mental health challenges and securing a paid job.

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