Claire Cookson, DFN Project SEARCH’s CEO shares her thoughts on #Inclusionrevolution: supporting young adults with send into paid employment
DFN Project SEARCH CEO Claire Cookson recently shared her thoughts on #Inclusionrevolution and supporting young adults with send into paid employment.
In speaking with Children and Young People now Claire said: “Our evidence-based model of supported internships at DFN Project SEARCH challenges misconceptions and enables young adults with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum conditions to reach their full potential through employment. Our team works with so many brilliant young people who will make some of the best employees, but just need the opportunity.”
DFN Project SEARCH’s new employability campaign #InclusionRevolution strongly encourages UK businesses to recognise the social and economic value in employing young adults with SEND and highlights the shocking reality that only 5.1% of the 1.4 million with a learning disability are in secure paid employment, compared to 80% of their peers, meaning an astonishing 95% face a lifetime on benefits.
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