ASSET

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Asperger Syndrome (ASD/AS) are an ASSET to your Company! 

EmployAbility Galway were recently contacted by Dr’s. Keeley White and Geraldine Leader from the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) at NUI Galway. They were interested in partnering with us regarding their current work on the Assistive Social Skills and Employment Training (ASSET) program, which has been supported by funding from the charity RESPECT and the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions).  Their goal is to support adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD/AS) (with no intellectual disability) by evaluating the Assistive Social Skills and Employment Training (ASSET) program, 

Through the ASSET program, participants will learn to develop their soft skills, or work-related social skills and social self-confidence by attending weekly trainings and participating on a 10-week work placement. The ASSET program has been successful in the U.S. as Dr. Connie Sung and her research team at Michigan State University reported improvements in social skills, social self-confidence, daily living skills, and self-reported levels of anxiety.

We have agreed to partner with Keeley and Geraldine regarding the ASSET programme on behalf of 7 of our current clients who meet the programme criteria.  We are currently job searching for these clients and are looking for employment opportunities in Galway on their behalf.  We are seeking support from employers in the Galway area to provide a 10-week work placement opportunity in some of the following areas; computer science, heritage, elderly & child care, data entry, theatre/acting, cleaning, and software engineering for these 7 participants.

If your company is looking to develop inclusive recruitment practices and you are  interested in supporting our ASSET participants, please contact Pauline or Susan  at EmployAbility Galway  

091 755 235 |  pauline@employabilitygalway.ie | susan@employabilitygalway.ie

 

We would like to note that EmployAbility Galway cannot support any further participants on this programme, but please contact Dr. White at Keeley.white@nuigalway.ie for more information about the programme.