Autism Centre for Research on Employment (ACRE)

Conducting research which aims to enhance employment support provision for autistic adults and to facilitate job retention by developing support tools

Autism Centre for Research on Employment (ACRE)

Autism Centre for Research on Employment (ACRE)

ACRE was developed to first, conduct research aimed at enhance employment support provision for autistic adults and, second, to facilitate job retention by developing tools to support employers in the process of making work adaptations tailored to their employees with autism.

ACRE offers a comprehensive assessment service to autistic people in employment or actively seeking employment. The assessment covers different areas as Career Interests, Employability Skills, Executive functioning, Sensory Sensitivities and Social and Communication skills. The assessment tools have been developed by the ACE team specifically for work settings. The Individual Employment Profile report resulting from the assessment process offers information about the individual profile of the autistic person and also offers specific recommendations to employers regarding strengths and adaptations in the work place needed.

Employer training

They provide specialist training to professionals from employment agencies, local authorities and charitable organisations. The training provided can be tailored to the particular organisation but will always be based on the best evidence research practice available as well as providing practical tips for supporting this population.

They also provide person-centred training to employers with the aim to create a supportive and productive working environment, and help to overcome any potential challenges that may arise in the initial stages of employment.

If you would like to apply for their services or receive more information, please contact ACRE by email at acre@port.ac.uk or call us directly at 023 9284 6344.

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