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Son with ASD - help into work

Gin
Gin Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 2017 in Autism and neurodiversity

I have a son with ASD.  He finishes at college this year.  He is studying the BTECs in Law and Business Studies and has sadly just flunked a module in his AAT accountancy level 3 qualification though he plans to continue the course this year and will retake any outstanding modules in Sept. 2018.  I would be really grateful if @Chell could get back to me with advice about what can be done to help him into work - ideally in an accountancy firm or in some kind of business apprenticeship or traineeship.  He is high functioning ASD or possibly Asperger. THANK YOU!

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  • bubbly
    bubbly Scope Volunteer Posts: 26 Connected
    There may be a supported employment service where you live that could offer your son support to apply for jobs/work experience and offer support to the employers to meet his needs. Alternatively have you contacted any local apprenticeship schemes-they may be able to help. Good luck!
  • Gin
    Gin Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you so much for your reply, we have a meeting at the college this week about potential apprenticeships and can ask about any supported employment services in the area. Thanks again!
  • Alex
    Alex Scope Posts: 1,307 Pioneering
    Hi @Gin,

    There are few links to disability employment specialists on this conversation: https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/31751/help-finding-a-job-jobcentre-useless 

    That you might find useful.
  • Gin
    Gin Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Alex,

    Many thanks for posting the link,
  • nettycasey1974
    nettycasey1974 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi my son is in college  and he has high function asd he's 18 he wants to stay there till he's 21 they have supported  him with everything  he never use to leave the house with out me now he has many friends who help him even the support  at college  are great they are learning  him about jobs and housing needs if he wanted to live on his own but he don't bless him he really wants to work with computers  and travel and the support worker as gave him a lot of support to get him ready as he can't do this by him self they should have the support for your son ask at the college  good luck to you both 

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