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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Ben’s Story

Ben, a college graduate in Creative Media, faced challenges transitioning to the workforce due to anxiety and burnout. Despite independent travel skills, he struggled with interactions and found solace in technology and digital artwork. Supported by his mother, Ben sought employment opportunities aligned with his passions but lacked confidence and direction.

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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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Daniel’s Story

Daniel, a young man on the autism spectrum, sought support from Autism Plus to navigate the challenges of understanding and embracing his autism diagnosis. Despite his enthusiasm for cars, Formula 1, music, and travel, Daniel struggled with confidence and envisioning a future in the workforce.

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Dylan’s Story

Dylan faced significant mental health challenges amid custody battles and sole parenting responsibilities. Despite prior experience as a lab technician at Specsavers, Dylan sought a career path aligning with his interests in technology and science. However, childcare commitments and low confidence hindered his pursuit of employment opportunities.

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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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Emilie’s Story

Emilie’s journey with Autism Plus Employment Services has been one of transformation and growth. Living at home with her parents, she longed to create her own private space by redecorating her bedroom. However, she lacked the knowledge of budgeting and planning required to turn her vision into reality. Additionally, Emilie faced challenges in leaving her home regularly and struggled with forward planning.

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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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Joshua’s Story

Joshua’s journey with the Youth Hub has been one of determination and growth despite facing multiple challenges due to his neurodiversity and health conditions. With a strong desire to work as an IT assistant, Joshua demonstrated excellent IT qualifications and a strong work ethic, but lacked the required mathematics qualification for the role.

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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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Matthew`s Story

Matthew is an extremely passionate young man, with a vivid interest in the rail industry. We are delighted to have been able to support him into this voluntary position and look forward to supporting him to continue his journey towards employment 

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