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21 year old son needs a chance to work
Hello All, i am new to this forum so please bear with me....
My son is 21 and has autism, he has always attended main stream school and had managed well with a statement and 1:1 teaching assistants.
He left school and attended college for 2 years and then managed to gain employment working with his step-father. The company was taken over and my son was made redundant back in September 2017, my son managed to do some seasonal work over Christmas doing some picking and packing, however since being made redundant he has really taken some steps back, he has never been confident and takes a lot of encouragement that he is 'worthy' of something.
My son is now moving back home so that I can support him once again in his search for suitable employment (he has been living with his brother in their own flat), the Job Center do not really seem to be very helpful and he is desperate to become employed again, but his mental health has really taken a battering over the past few months and im worrying he is spiraling further and further down a deep hole, so my question really is, what help is out there for him? How can i help him again to feel like a 'normal' 21 year old, working and being a part of society?