Johnny enjoys his work experience, regularly discussing it at college with his Mentors and applies the skills he learns at the placement both at college and home. Johnny has indicated that taking the train to What’s Possible, restocking the soft drinks and taking the trolley in the lift are some of his favourite parts of work experience.
Placements such as this one are so important for learners like Johnny to grow the skills and confidence they need in adult life. They also enable employers to feel more confident in supporting autistic people in the workplace and see the importance of being inclusive and adopting reasonable adjustments. Just 21.7% of autistic people are in any form of paid employment, placements like this lay the foundation to help reverse this statistic.
A huge thank you to What’s Possible Group for this work experience opportunity and for the support and guidance their employees have given to Johnny. If your workplace could provide a similar opportunity, get in touch today. We’d love to hear from you.