NADP2022 Week 2 – sponsored by Aspire Strategies

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Transition out of FE or HE into employment

Transitioning to the world of work is an extremely important and exciting milestone. However, for many disabled young adults there can be some unique challenges in obtaining employment and achieving the right support.

Please note: the views, information, or opinions expressed during the conference are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of NADP.

The Webinar

Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 13:00-14:30

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The host for our week 2 webinar is Sarah Todd who will be with a panel of experienced disability practitioners and colleagues.

Panel Members:
Tom Ledgard, University of Leicester, discussing Employ Autism: a case study of increasing access to work experience which was carried out in 2021

Clare Dickens, Wolverhampton University, discussing an OfS funded project focussing on support and resources for disabled nursing students

A nursing student from Wolverhampton University

Shamina Aktar and Geena Vabulas, from Policy Connect discussing their ‘Talent and Technology’ report

The webinar will have BSL interpretation and will be published as a captioned video for those who cannot attend the live webinar.

Link to week 3

Presentation Videos

Videos will be on-demand viewing and will be released on Monday 6th June 2022.

Teresa Loftus and Beck Lambourne from AbilityNet will be providing a series of 2 videos for the NADP virtual conference geared around planning for transitions. Video 2 – Tips and considerations for disabled graduates transitioning into the workplace.

What do autistics think about the autism employment gap? – Gemma Holtam, The Long Game

The Careers Service working with disabled students, Rachel Westwood, Sheffield Hallam

Digital Support to support the transition from Education to Work – Dawn Makinson and Dorothy Muir, Brain in Hand

Supported Transition – Hollie Kay, Aspire Strategies

Transition to Employment: Factors for Success for Autistic Students – Hilary Fertig

Biographies of our Panelists and Presenters

Our Week 2 Sponsors: Aspire Strategies

Aspire is an interactive support platform designed to bridge the gap between 1-1 student support and the assistive technology that students have access to, combining study skills, career related learning and mental health and wellbeing support. The aim is to support students to become more independent as they progress along their academic journey and into the workplace. 

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Aspire: achieve your potential!’