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People with Asperger syndrome and employment

This project was carried out by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities and NAS Prospects team and explored supporting adults with Aspergers syndrome in employment.

Following funding from Hoare’s Bank, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) and NAS Prospects conducted a small project in which four adults with Asperger syndrome were supported at work over a 4-9 month period, out of an original cohort of nine referrals. These individuals were recruited into the project through their connections with Prospects. During the project, a mental health occupational therapy specialist employed by the FPLD and a Prospects employment consultant jointly ran sessions with each participant individually, to identify areas of difficulty that impeded on that person’s work and caused heightened levels of anxiety. These areas were then addressed, and at the end of the study period we evaluated the improvements which had been made. Case studies were outlined, with the Prospects consultants being interviewed at this point for their perspective and feedback.

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Authors: FPLD & NAS
Date added: 21st February 2012