The Transition to employment toolkit is free to download.
It has been developed to tackle the low autism employment rate, which is currently at 22% and the lowest of all disabled groups.
It aims to prevent autistic young people from falling out of education, employment or training when they leave school.
The toolkit has sections for autistic young people, careers professionals and employers. It can be downloaded as a whole or as individual sections, and includes lots of editable forms and templates.
ERSA Chief Executive Elizabeth Taylor said:
“While there are promising signs of youth employment starting to slowly benefit from pandemic-driven support, jobs for young people still remain 13 per cent down on pre-crisis levels. Those deemed to face significant barriers to employment therefore face an ever steeper uphill climb to access quality, sustainable roles as employers plunge into a larger than ever pool of people seeking work. That’s where ERSA members, such as Ambitious about Autism, add such value in sharing resources on the benefits and practical implementation of employing talented young people from diverse backgrounds.
We are delighted to share this toolkit of support for employers, autistic young people, carers, education and employability professionals on ASK SETH; a public platform of expert skills, employment, training, and help. For employers to make informed choices about recruitment options and become more Disability Confident we promote the sharing of expertise and best practice through the ASK SETH resources hub and welcome submissions from organisations with toolkits or other guidance of relevance to jobseekers.”
Submissions of information for ASK SETH should please be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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