On 24 October 2013, Autism Network Scotland co-hosted an event with the Scottish Government’s Autism Reference Group – Subgroup 4 (Wider Opportunities and Access to Work). The event aimed to bring together representatives of various projects and organisations around Scotland involved in Supporting People with Autism into Employment, to share good practice and build awareness of what is going on around Scotland.

The links to the videos of the presentations from the event are posted below for you to view and comment on.

Welcome, Introduction and Context Setting – Richard Ibbotson, Subgroup 4 (Wider Opportunities and Access to Work)

 

An Individual’s Perspective – David Breslin, Speaking Literally

 

Employment Virtual Network – Ewelina Rydzewska, Autism Network Scotland

 

Social Enterprises – Gordon Lee, Autism Initiatives

 

Supported transition into employment:
1. Project SEARCH
Maura Lynch, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability

 

Emma Hanley, Autism Network Scotland

 

2. Autism Network Scotland Internship Programme
Aline-Wendy Dunlop, University of Strathclyde

 

IntoWork – Nicola Djeala

 

IWORK4ME – Sue Hope

 

Shirlie Project, Highlands – Neil MacLeod

 

NAS – Prospects Graduate Project – Jim Doherty and Callum McCrosson

 

Glasgow Music Studios – Lynne Howard and Chris McShannon

 

Values Into Action Scotland, Diversity Works 4U – Andrea Savage

 

Summary Guide to Employment Structures – Richard Ibbotson, Subgroup 4 (Wider Opportunities and Access to Work) and Kirsty Butts, Autism Initiatives

 

Conclusion and Summary – Richard Ibbotson, Subgroup 4 (Wider Opportunities and Access to Work) and David Breslin, Speaking Literally