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Autus – The Hao2 Foundation

Autus - The Hao2 Foundation exists to facilitate personal and professional growth for people with autism and complex needs, increasing opportunities for exciting and sustainable work to improve lives and prospects. We are a disabled people's user-led organisation set up to enable disabled people to purchase employability training and job coaching courses through a supportive route and benefit from a 20% VAT exemption, thereby making personal budgets go further.   

Notes
We do not use a physical venue. Our courses are predominantly accessed from a home connection and participants need to have access to a multimedia PC and basic IT skills including elementary knowledge of how to use email, the internet and instant messaging chat. If these are barriers to access, we can work with individuals to identify local community centres that can help them overcome these barriers to participation by creating local digital access points.
 Telephone
0208 1239302
 E-mail
info@autus.org.uk
 Website
www.autus.org.uk
Contact Name
Donna Thompson
Contact Position
CEO
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times Available:
Office Available
Monday - Friday 9.00am-6.00pm

Website available 24 hours, 7 days a week
Availability:
All Year Round
Age:
From 18 years  0 months to 35 years  0 months.
Costs:
Contact provider directly for costs
Booking Information:
Contact via website or telephone
Special Provisions:
Autism Spectrum
Aspergers
Learning difficulties
Social development impairment
Referral Criteria:
Via JobCentre Plus
Via Independent Living Team
Via Young People`s Support Unit
Via School
Via Social Services
Via GP or other health professional
Self Referral
Via CAMHS
Via Voluntary agencies
By Parents or Family
Referral Procedure:
Individuals with autism decide whether they want to use our service and subject to availability, we provide the service to them in a way that will best meet their needs. Our taster sessions have been designed to enable individuals to get 1:1 support to try our services so they can then make an informed decision about whether they will meet their needs and which of our courses / support services they should progress on to. We encourage individuals to consult with and get input from parents/carers/support workers and where the courses are being funded from public sources, we encourage referrals through multi disciplinary processes and use of education health and care plans. All decision making processes are designed to support active involvement of individuals and their parents/carers. We communicate with people in the way they prefer as much as possible.
Languages Spoken:
Arabic
English
French
Description

Our services include:

Job Club – A weekly online social gathering to support people seeking or just starting employment.

Access to Work - Funded by an individual’s Access to Work grant, Autus can provide a wide range of support including disability awareness training for your employer, mentoring support and one to one job coaching to help you transition into your role.

Accredited Courses - Autus can help you to gain nationally recognised qualifications without the need for you to attend a busy college site. Our most popular programmes include Employability Skills, Leadership Skills and Personal Progress, however we offer more including IT Qualifications.

Job Coaching - Our one to one job coaching is designed to help you to set and achieve professional goals and transition into work. Your coach will work in partnership with you, providing personalised support, guidance and motivation to facilitate your growth and progression.

Short Courses - Join peers seeking to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in areas such as personal finance, managing stress, coping with change, interviewing skills, effective communication and employment rights. Courses are informative, practical and fun, lasting up to an hour.

Skills Programmes - The 3D Autus Campus is the perfect environment for you to safely develop and practise skills for work and independent living. With environments such as boardrooms, shops, banks and healthcare facilities, we have created what you need for 'in context' role play with our one of our mentors. In small groups or 1:1 we can help you with skills for independent living and work.

 

MentorMe 3D – E-mentoring scheme matching people seriously considering a career in IT with a professional in the IT sector. We will provide a safe online space for you and your mentor to meet regularly and support you as you work towards achieving your professional goals.  

Contact Name
Donna Thompson
Contact Email
info@autus.org.uk
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
No
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes
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