Much of the work DA do in Schools is not funded by the formal education system so we rely on the generous donations from Charities, Foundations, individual and corporate donors so that we can provide our inspirational training free to those who need it most. This year we are proud to have been chosen by the Access Foundation, a Manchester-based technology company who are leading the way by investing back into the skills and confidence of the next generation of tech workers and recognising that neurodiversity has a vital role to play in the 21st Century workplace.
Piers McLeish, Trustee, of the Access Foundation, sent this recent message of support to us and the sector.
“We’re delighted to be able to support Digital Advantage with a grant from The Access Foundation. Our goal to bridge the digital divide for the disadvantaged in our society has a broad remit and the innovative approach adopted by Digital Advantage to support young people with special educational needs really inspired us. We look forward to hearing how the programme develops in the coming months.”
We hope that the support we provide will inspire the next generation of neurodiverse students to see that there is a place for them in the digital economy and that the sector will lead the way and support us in reducing the appalling levels of unemployment (71%) that currently exists for people with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
If you like to find out more about our Get Austin Campaign please sign up to support us. If you like to donate or find out about the support you can get by providing a job for someone with ASC please contact our COO Seamus Mannion [email protected] or Job Coach Hollie Glossop – [email protected].