Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.
What is Autism?
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured‘. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
World Autism Day – April 2nd or World Autism Week 30th March – 5th April raises awareness on Autism and how to help create a better environment for those with the condition.
Only 16% of autistic people are in full-time employment and this needs to change.
How we can help those with Autism
Our Career Link learning centre in Scarborough is able to offer tailored learning and support for individuals with Autism and other learning difficulties to help them gain basic life skills to help them gain a career.
We’ll sit down and get to know you so that we can understand your strengths, your weaknesses and what you’d love to do. Together we can then develop a Learning Plan to help you get to where you want to be. Everyone’s plan is as individual as them and we’ll support you to get to your end goal.
Qualifications can be an important requirement for an employer or a college, but if you didn’t get A* – C GCSE grades in Maths and English, don’t worry, we can help and support you.
Career Link offers young people the opportunity to gain:
- Functional Skills Maths and English qualifications up to Level 2
- Employability and Personal Development Skills
- Preparation for work and life
- Work experience opportunities
- Social Skills
- Independent Living Skills