Healthy Living

Car Company Funds Employment Program for Young Adults with Autism

The SPACE program is already in action

Since launching the SPACE Initiative in July of 2017, the program has helped many young adults in the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge areas. Many of these young people have been successfully placed in local car businesses thanks to Hopkin. Many of them are now successfully working in the motor retail business. 

The team plans to harness this great momentum and propel the program into neighboring areas as well. They hope to help as many young adults with autism as they can get full-time jobs.

 

References

http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/news/car-dealer-launches-foundation-to-help-people-with-autism-find-employment-1-5179999

http://www.sycamoretrust.org.uk/news-and-events/article/SPACE-Project

http://www.am-online.com/news/dealer-news/2017/09/11/glyn-hopkin-kicks-off-careers-campaign-for-autism-sufferers

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/04/21/401243060/young-adults-with-autism-more-likely-to-be-unemployed-isolated

https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/docs/employer_guide_to_hiring_and_retaining.pdf