ASF seals a bright future for Adam…

What a fantastic way to start the week: our Adam has found himself “a career, not a job” after teaming up with ASF to get him back into the workplace.

Adam found himself at a loose end after one temporary contract ended, but the support from the ASF team and accommodation of his employer, a prestigious insurance company, helped to get him back into a working environment.

“Autism Success Formula helped me with applying to the confusing Job Centre mainframe,” Adam says. “I had help from ASF deciphering the small prints and gobbledygook that some organisations like to throw. That, perseverance and encouragement from ASF helped me find the work that suited me.”

His confidence and understanding of the interview process had developed immensely, and it was the autism-friendly interview techniques used by the employer that helped him to secure his future.

“Before, I always went to a job with a constant depressive and pessimistic view. After this interview, I felt as if I was part of an effective team and that I was skilled. It was a group who cared more about bringing people up the ladder than taking someone straight out of university.”

True to form, he admits that he had primed himself for disappointment, but the skills he has gained through working with ASF and interacting with new people have helped him to curb his nerves and prepared him for the challenge ahead.

One of the things he likes most is the structured nature of the job of course, with regular hours and shift patterns!

Although it is early days, and the role is originally on a temporary six-month contract, Adam hopes that he will show the eagerness required to stay on beyond the original timeframe.

“Hopefully ASF will be able to support me through this job, and I really do hope to impress the bosses enough to get that full-time permanent career!”

All at ASF wish Adam luck with his employed status and look forward to helping him integrate and excel in his new role.

Well done Adam and the ASF team!

ASF keeps on growing…

A lot has happened to the Autism Success Formula since our humble beginning over a year ago. We’ve gained new mentors, new clients and new praise as The Evidence of our success continues to grow.

We’ve recruited new local staff with the help of the National Autism Society, who joined us in Ipswich to give a really insightful two-day training workshop into what autism is and how it affects both the individual and colleagues working world. Our job mentors are now helping clients in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk with gaining entry into the workplace and keeping ahead when they get there.

Everything looks pretty set in East Anglia before some of us (specifically Liam) depart to London to establish a new base and links further afield to drive the Autism Success Formula across the UK.

But we’re not stopping there. There’s still many potential clients out there that we can help make the most of their working life with our support and advice, both in the local area and further afield. We’re gaining clients further and further across the country – Cornwall, Colchester, Chelmsford, Wisbech, Lowestoft and Norwich to name a few – and looking for even more.

If you think you or someone close to you could benefit from our support, or you’re interested to find out more about what we do, contact us here.

 

The Evidence

What has the Autism Success Formula done for me?

Given me guidance on what I’m heading towards. This has made me happier.
The DNA Profile is more than just a CV. It showed me my skills, which gave
me more of a positive outlook. It’s helped me to understand further how I
work.

They talked to me and helped me through some past bad experiences, which
had made me angry. I had always shied away from talking about these but
ASF were able to make me feel comfortable enough to work these issues out.
We even used some hypnosis that was able to help me feel calm.

What am I looking forward to doing in the future with ASF?

I fully trust in them and I know they will be able to find me paid work again
soon.

Liam and David are helpful for me and allow me to become who I want to be.
Not just what other organisations wanted me to be.

– ASF client, 2012

 

Where I was before I started working with Autism Success Formula?

After losing my job I lost my confidence and found myself back doing college courses, which is OK but I really wanted to work.

ASF has helped me to believe that I can achieve that goal.  Given me guidance on what I’m heading towards. This has made me happier. The DNA profile is more than just a CV. It showed me my skills, which gave me more of a positive outlook. It’s helped me to understand further how I work.

They talked to me and helped me through some past bad experiences, which had made me angry. I had always shied away from talking about these but ASF were able to make me feel comfortable enough to work these issues out. We even used some hypnosis that was able to help me feel calm.

– Kevin, 2012