On October 21st 2019, eleven companies and social entities participated in the first face-to-face session of the IVEA training “New dynamics for professional inclusion of people on the Autism Spectrum” on access to employment for young people on the autism spectrum, hosted by Autismo Burgos.
The training counts with 40 hours of online training and 10 hours of face-to-face sessions split into two different sessions, has three different modules:
- Legislative framework and public incentives for the employment of people with disabilities
- About autism
- Good practices on employment of people with autism
The training will run until the end of January 2020, when a final evaluation session of the course will be held. Later, between February and May 2020, people with autism participating in the project will carry out an internship within companies and entities that have carried out the training.
The following companies and social entities are participating in this phase of the project:
– Antolin Group
– Alcampo Burgos
– Canela Tech S.L.
– Solidarity Forum
– La Rueda Association
– Hostel Acuarela
– Aida Foundation
– CEE Servigest
– Suministros Gómez Gil S.A.
– Burgos Football Club Foundation
Throughout February 2019, IVEA partners set three different focus groups 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. The IVEA project has chosen this form of qualitative research in order to raise the voice of persons with autism, families and employers and see what they lack in their training. Autismo Burgos, Mars Alapítvány and the Portuguese Federation of Autism have been asked about their perceptions, opinions, and experiences towards the aspects that are important to be addressed on the IVEA training for persons with autism and for employers and which must be taken into consideration when accessing the labor market. At this initial stage, a range of good practices in relation to employment have been also identified through a literature review.