Autism Society launches two employability schemes

The North East Autism Society (NEAS), based on the Drum Estate, is partnering with creative organisations to launch an employability and wellbeing scheme for neurodivergent people.

The Empower Works project will offer work placements and skills training with production company Beacon Films and the Gosforth Civic Theatre.

It also has a tie-up with Chilli Studios where participants can create art, crafts, photography and music, exhibit their work, and take part in cultural trips.

Delivered by NEAS and Azure Charitable Enterprises, the project is funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund through the North of Tyne Combined Authority and administered by the North East Combined Authority.

Only three in 10 autistic people are in work, the lowest of any disability group, and the disability gap is worse in the North East than anywhere else in the country.

NEAS is running a campaign to create 1,000 new employment opportunities for autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people in the region to try to overcome the gap.

Find out more and get involved. 

Autism Society launches two employability schemes

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