Denmead Parents Call For Donations To Help Build Autism Children’s Centre

Parents have spoken of their wishes to build a centre for children with autism. Aaron and Rachael Pearson are looking to raise £50,000 for the Autism Inclusion Centre. The couple, from Denmead, have a son with the condition and want to expand on Rachael’s charity Autism Isolation No More which she runs from their front room.The centre will create a … Read More

Boost for 1,000 people with learning disability or autism

Boost for 1,000 people with learning disability or autism About 1,000 young people with a learning disability or autism are to be offered paid work placements as part of a £10m project. Engage to change will help those taking part with one-on-one job coaching, job matching and interview training. It is hoped it will help to increase people’s confidence and independence. … Read More

NDA Sponsor Microsoft Seeking to Recruit Autistic Workers

Microsoft says it wants to hire more people with autism in full-time roles. The tech giant is to start by offering 10 places on a pilot scheme based at its Redmond headquarters. Senior executive Mary Ellen Smith said: “People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft.” The UK’s National Autistic Society welcomed the move but said that other … Read More