In parallel to the second meeting of the IVEA project held in April 9 in Budapest (Hungary), partners took part on a study visit to Kocka Csoki, a chocolate manufacturer employing adults with autism, to learn about their experiences and how they make chocolate bars.
The objective of this social enterprise is to improve the quality of life and promote employment possibilities of people with autism. Kocka Csoki provides a complex employment programme, where young autistic people can take part in the followings: coaching courses to learn how to became more self-sufficient in daily life, offering work experience throughout internships and orientation programmes, and providing permanent employment.
Kocka Csoki also counts with an “Auti Club” that offers leisure activities for young people with autism in small groups and an autism-friendly environment where they can meet, make friends, relax and feel good in their own community.
Kocka Csoki has its own newsletter created by young people with autism and the company website counts with some accessibility features, including information in easy-to-read format.