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Supporting young people with autism to gain Civil Service experience

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Supporting young people with autism to gain Civil Service experience

Posted by: Civil Service Blog Team, Posted on: 29 March 2018 - Categories: A great place to work, Diversity and inclusion

To mark World Autism Awareness Week we asked Amy, Jonathan and Damon to tell us about their work experience placements in the Civil Service.

The Civil Service Autism Exchange Programme, in partnership with charity Ambitious About Autism, started in 2015 to offer paid quality work experience to young people like Amy, Jonathan and Damon with autism, and autism awareness training for employers.

The programme offers those taking part the chance to learn new work skills while providing career development and networking advice. In exchange, participants teach managers and government departments about autism awareness.

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Joie6

Very interesting :) I hope that France will also develop this program.

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Butterfly88

Awesome!  I hope the US does this as well.

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