HS4LC is looking for young adults with autism aged 18 to 25 to join its ground-breaking social and learning group at its Harrogate HQ.
Many young people find the college experience or social interaction difficult so they are being invited to come along and spend time getting to know members of the group through computer games, gaming and socialising.
Julia Moor, HS4LC’s Quality and Compliance manager, said: “There is a real need for these young people to be among their peers, to learn and gain confidence. That can be difficult in a big college environment.
“What we are doing is giving them more support so that with further help and encouragement they could be in a better place to move into supported employment or perhaps volunteering.”
The group will also help them to organise and plan their time, widen their social circle and identify an individual’s strengths and future support needs.
“We hope that by giving these young people concentrated, constructed help, we can help them to develop and be fulfilled,” said Julia, who herself has an autistic son.
The sessions are planned to start after Easter. They are free and anyone interested should get in touch with Judith Oliver, Centre Manager at Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre, 9 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5PD, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01423 593719.