Camden Autism Pathways to Employment
On this website, information about autism is in the Disability section in the way that it’s understood in the Social Model of Disability. The model states that people have impairments and long-term conditions. However, the oppression, exclusion and discrimination people face is not an inevitable consequence of having their condition. Instead, these people are ‘disabled’ because of the barriers in society that exclude and discriminate.
People have different preferences for how they like to describe themselves and their autism, and all autistic adults are welcome on the CAPE course.
CAMDEN AUTISM Pathways to Employment
Camden Council has launched an innovative 5-week programme exclusively for autistic residents aged 18 and above, designed in collaboration with Aspierations.
We call the programme CAMDEN AUTISM Pathways to Employment or CAPE for short.
CAPE aims to transform the employment landscape for autistic individuals, offering them the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to pursue their career goals with competence and determination.
CAPE offers a holistic approach to support, combining in-person and online options to cater to diverse needs.
It empowers participants with invaluable skills and knowledge. They'll receive hands-on guidance in creating professional CVs and cover letters, ensuring they can effectively showcase their qualifications and skills.
The first programme will take place on Monday 26 February 2024 and the following three Mondays (4th, 11th and 18th March) from 3pm to 4.30pm. The autism-friendly mock job interviews and graduation will take place on Monday 25 March between 9am and 5pm.
The 5-week programme will be held in person and the participants have to attend all the sessions.
What the participants will experience
Week 1: Introduction
- Get to know the programme leaders, Ellie and Gabriel, and meet the other participants
- An overview of what will happen on the course
- Let’s talk about Neurodiversity
Week 2: CVs & Personal Statements
- How to tailor your CV
- Transferrable skills
- Workshop on writing a personal statement
Week 3: Answering job interview questions
- Different types of job interview questions and how to answer them
- 1 to 1 wellbeing check-ins with each participant
Week 4: What are Reasonable Adjustments?
- This is your chance to meet the employers who will be doing the mock job interviews in week 5
- Panel Discussion featuring the employers about Reasonable Adjustments
Week 5: Mock Job Interview and Graduation
- Autism-friendly mock job interviews
Room 3.4, Crowndale Centre, 218, Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD. Pictures of the venue are below:
Main entrance, Crowndale Centre
The course will be held in Room 3.4 (below)
How to register for CAPE
If you or someone you know is an autistic adult and is looking to improve their employment opportunities, please ask them to register for the programme. Alternatively, contact Ellie Campbell for more information at:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 07813 616 892