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

Week 2 Webinar

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

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

Hilary Fertig, Development Manager of Employment Autism to partake in Q&A section and panel discussion

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

This Week’s Videos

Teresa Loftus and Beck Lambourne from AbilityNet – Tips and considerations for disabled graduates transitioning into the workplace.

Gemma Holtam, The Long Game – What Do Autistics Think About the Autism Employment Gap?

Rachel Westwood, Sheffield Hallam – Transitioning out of Sheffield Hallam University

Dawn Makinson and Dorothy Muir, Brain in Hand -How hybrid digital tools can help support transition from education to work

Hollie Kay, Aspire Strategies – Supported Transition

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

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. 

To find out more visit Aspire (


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