NADP2022 Week 2 – sponsored by Aspire Strategies
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.
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.
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.
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
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 (aspirestrategies.co.uk)
Aspire: achieve your potential!