“My support manager from the National Autistic Society knew that I was struggling to find direction regarding education, training and employment. It was suggested the Community Connection may be able to help.

I have worked before but have struggled to hold down a job with any consistency. I found myself feeling depressed about my situation and direction and felt I needed some advice and guidance.

I had support to identify training opportunities to improve my options, it has been a journey and I have been able to complete several courses. The last course drew me to the care industry and I am now working as a support worker.

I feel the support the project has helped me with my confidence, helped me explore different options, put me in control of my situation and I no longer have that feeling of being trapped.”