My son will have access to a range of skills which, if he did not benefit from this project, would be much more difficult for him to acquire, both in terms of time and quality.
My name is Carmen Izquierdo Herrero, and I’m 52 years old. I have two children. Adrian, a 19-year-old son on the autism spectrum, and a 5-year-old daughter. I have the studies on primary school teacher, but I have never held that job. Later, when I was 40 years old and the economical crisis broke out, I reinvented myself by becoming Nursing Assistant, and this is my job now. I am divorced from Adrian’s father and I educated him alone every day, although his father has done so when he has been with him. Each of us haved educated him by ourselves, without the support of the other parent.
I think that the IVEA project is important for Adrian because it teaches him how to move in the workplace and provides him with the knowledge to deal with bureaucratic labor documents. My son will be able to access a series of skills that, if he wasn’t benefiting from this project, it would be much more difficult for him to acquire those skills, both in terms of time and quality. This project puts the jobseeker with autism in touch with the labour market for the first time by offering him or her many important and necessary skills, both theoretical and practical.