Unlocking potential in young people and giving them the skills, confidence and support to succeed in education and work is what drives Ambitious about Autism, one of the Guardian’s eight Christmas appeal 2012 charities.
Only one in four school leavers with autism go on to further education, and 15% of adults with autism have a job. “Less than one in four people with autism currently access further education, which is a waste of their potential and puts a strain on families. Many parents feel they are staring into a black hole when their child approaches school leaving age, because the options for further education are so limited,” says the charity’s chief executive, Jolanta Lasota.
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