The ABLE Project
Autism NI is a partner organisation within the ERASMUS+ funded ‘ABLE Project’, which aims to enhance the Employment potential for Job Seekers with Autism through researching the needs of Employers.
Individuals with Autism can make effective and highly valued employees and are often very focused, having considerable skills in particular areas. The unemployment rate for people with Autism is 76% – 90%. This is mainly due to many Employers having a general lack of understanding and experience in relation to how to support individuals with Autism within the workplace.
Project ABLE addresses these issues by developing a resource for Employers to help them better support Employees who have Autism.
The Aim of Project ABLE
To develop a ‘training resource’ for Employers aimed at improving:-
- Knowledge and understanding of Autism
- The impact of Autism within the workplace
- Reasonable adjustments and support strategies available at work
Outputs of the Project
An ‘Autism and Supported Employment’ training resource has been created which includes training for staff, and an online toolkit to be used in conjunction with training.
To access the toolkit, follow the link http://toolkit.projectable.eu
For further information on the project, please see the following website: www.projectable.eu