Between September 2019 and February 2020, 40 young people on the autism spectrum and 45 potential employers will have the opportunity to participate in the IVEA pilot training courses delivered in Lisbon, Burgos and Budapest to ensure the successful employment of people with autism.
The training for people with autism “New bridges for the professional inclusion of people with autism” includes 10 face-to-face sessions of 5 hours’ duration. The other course, called “New dynamics for the professional inclusion of people with autism” addresses potential employers and foresees 40 hours of e-learning plus 2 face-to-face sessions of 5 hours’ duration.
Both courses are aiming at empowering people on the autism spectrum by integrating the transversal competences (so-called soft skills) needed for the future success of people with autism in the labour market. The training will be delivered by IVEA partners the Portuguese Federation for Autism (FPDA), Autismo Burgos (Spain), and the Mars Foundation (Hungary) in their local area.
Throughout February 2019, IVEA partners set three different focus groups of people with autism, employers and families in Spain, Hungary and Portugal to identify the soft skills that need to be addressed in the framework of the IVEA training to ensure full inclusion of persons with autism in the labour market.
Both training courses will be reinforced with an internship experience of 3 to 6 months, from February 2020 to June 2020.