Local business starts work placements for young people with autism
Danny Sullivan Group last week hosted its first supported work placement in partnership with local autism charity, Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACS).
The company, founded by Kerryman and Irish World Award winner Danny Sullivan, has a close relationship with the charity and agreed to provide office-based work experience to young autistic learners. HACS trained staff from the Danny Sullivan Group in Autism Awareness, to ensure they could provide effective support for the learners.
Last week Chandan Rao started his placement in the head office in London and was accompanied by his support worker Jo.
Hillingdon Autistic Care’s Chief Executive Antoinette Mullally, from Tipperary, said: “We rely on local companies to come forward to offer work placements.
“We are privileged to be working with Danny Sullivan Group who are leaders in their industry and committed to making positive contributions to the local community.”
Danny Sullivan Group Marketing Officer Sinead O’Sullivan said: “Chandan was a dream to work with and followed instructions very well.
“Our team has welcomed Chandan with open arms and look forward to working with him throughout his work experience with the Danny Sullivan Group.”
The HACS Employability Service is funded by Global Make Some Noise and the Hillingdon Community Trust.
HACS, which wants to hear from any local businesses across West London that can offer work placements to their learners, will give specialist training, and on-site support to ensure both companies and learners are fully supported throughout.
More about HACS:
HACS is local charity based in the London borough of Hillingdon for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Through provision of high quality Family Support, Training, Recreation Services and Employability services the aim of the charity is to minimise disability and maximise ability of autistic individuals. We strive to improve quality of life for autistic children, adults and their families through continued efforts to raise awareness of autism, campaigning for appropriate support at local and national level and by promoting inclusion in universal services
If your business is interested in offering work placements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org