Midlands I Can! Campaign Launched with Lottery Grant

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A £20,000 grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery has enabled Autism East Midlands to launch its new campaign, Autism Can! 

Autism Can! provides work-related activities tailored to 200 adults who have autism and complex needs. Opportunities include those in horticulture, art and design and catering. Autism Can! will provide short work tasters, starting at 15 minutes for those with the most complex needs, with the end goal of progression towards a vocational qualification and employment within partner social enterprises.

The grant will be spent on purchasing a variety of equipment, products, and supplies to enable a varied scheme of projects to run across Autism East Midlands flexible day service centres across the county.

This project, which arose through requests from service users, will encourage progress towards independence and employment.