Autis­tic young peo­ple sup­port

Hamilton Advertiser - - FAIRHILL - Staff reporter

A project cre­ated to help autis­tic young peo­ple into work is invit­ing res­i­dents from South La­nark­shire to ap­ply and take pos­i­tive steps to­wards find­ing em­ploy­ment.

The Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety Scot­land’s Mov­ing For­ward project aims to help autis­tic 16 to 24-yearolds de­velop skills for the work­place, gain so­cial con­fi­dence and find em­ploy­ment.

And the char­ity is ask­ing autis­tic peo­ple from South La­nark­shire to get in touch if they would like help from a vol­un­teer men­tor.

Jim Do­herty, pro­gramme man­ager, said: “The Na­tional Autis­tic So­ci­ety Scot­land’s Mov­ing For­ward project matches young autis­tic peo­ple with vol­un­teer men­tors to help them over­come chal­lenges and achieve em­ploy­ment re­lated goals.”

If you are in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the project, or feel it could be a good fit for some­one you know, please call 0141 248 1725 or email mov­ing.for­ward@nas.org. uk. Go to www.autism.org. uk/mov­ing­for­ward for more.

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