Adults

Adult Autism strategy:

You can find information about the Adult Autism Strategies for Hertfordshire and Essex on our Documents and Reports page.

 

General

Adult Autism Strategies – County Council guidelines for local autism support. Documents for Essex and Hertfordshire can be found on our Documents and Reports pages.

 

Social

Accuro – Teenage social group in Harlow. Meets Monday evenings, ages 11-19.

Aspergers / Autism Young Adults 16+ – A popular closed Facebook groups for young adults with autism and asperger’s syndrome to connect. Admins: Luke Walker, Stevie Walsh and Kyle Walker (message them on Facebook if you have any concerns or questions)

Adult Autism Support Group – A closed Facebook group for adults with Autism to connect to others who struggle with similar things.

 

Financial / Independence Support

Personal Independence Payment – Government overview of PIP, replacing the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in October 2017. Ages 16-64 eligible. This will not transfer automatically.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Information on PIP – Including lots of other useful links

 

Employment

Into Apprenticeships – Disability Rights UK guide for SEN young people applying for apprenticeships

Too Much Information in the workplace – get involved in the National Autistic society’s workplace campaign

The Leadership Academy Programme – A career development programme for people in employment with SEN, by Disability Rights UK. Aimed at mid-career leaders in all sectors.

Working it out – Good article from SEN Magazine outlining the issues facing people with learning difficulties getting into work.

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Program in Hertfordshire:

MILE in Herts – The Money Information for better Living & Employment (MILE) in Herts project aims to support adults with general debt issues, people requiring support to transfer to Universal Credit and people who have problems with travel to take advantage of employment opportunities. Call 01992 556183 or email bbo@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Herts Youth Futures – will support young people furthest from the workplace to improve employability and enter training or work. Eligible 15-19 or under 25 with disabilities. 1-to-1 support to work out training or job goals. Call 01992 556193 or email bbo@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

STRIVE – The Support and Transition Routes into Volunteering and Employment (STRIVE) in Herts project provides tailored support to adults aged 19+ who have previously tried to find employment and the support they had was not successful. Call 01992 556183 or email bbo@hertfordshire.gov.uk.