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Engage Programme

The purpose of this programme is to support clients with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia & Dyslexia.

The aim of Engage is to mentor and support clients and employers. The primary objective is to help clients gain employment. This is a voluntary programme eligible for clients aged 16+ and is funded by the European Social Fund and Department for Economy. The programme started in April 2015, since this date we have case loaded a total of 82 of which 16 gained full-time employment, 5 have moved on to full-time education and 15 moved to Department for Economy programme.

The programme is client centred, each individual has an action plan created and tailored to meet their needs. As to date clients have had a variety of experiences such as training, accredited training, job sampling and 1 to 1 mentoring support.

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What makes Engage Unique and so Successful?
Voluntary
Programme designed to fit in around your specific needs &
time-frame
Client centred
Extensive employer network to choose from
Numerous job sampling opportunities in various sectors
Mentoring & support
Continuous support
Improved health & well-being
Meeting socially with other participants
Widening your social network & developing new relationships
Better off Calculation (how working impacts on benefits)
Engage co-ordinator samples job roles before clients are placed
Essential Skills Training
Short courses to enhance employability
CV Service
Established mutual relationships with Key Stakeholders, Careers,
Schools, Senco's & Community Groups
Member of Disability Employment Network

A Story of Success: - Click to view story
Clients under the Spectrum demonstrate above average skills in some or all of the folllowing areas:
High levels of concentration
Reliability, conscientiousness &
persistence
Accuracy, close attention to
detail and the ability to identify
errors
Technical ability, such as IT &
Art
Creativity & ability to think
outside the box
Detailed factual knowledge &
excellent memory