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Join us on 24 March to find out more about the research behind Engage to Change and what we believe needs to happen in Wales to enable more people with a learning disability or autism to find and keep paid work.

Since 2016, the Engage to Change project has been working across the whole of Wales to support young people aged 16-25 who have a learning difficulty, learning disability and/or autism to achieve their full potential.

As part of the project’s aim to positively influence attitudes and policy on supported employment for people with a learning disability and/or autism, our research partners at Cardiff University have produced briefing papers on various topics and made several recommendations to policy makers.

On 24 March 2021, lead researcher Dr Steve Beyer will outline the content of his team’s two most recent briefing papers on the following topics:

  • What policy changes are required to provide people with a learning disability or ASD equal access to the labour market in Wales?
  • How can public sector employers like the NHS help people with a learning disability or autism get jobs?

Participants will have the opportunity to hear more about the research behind the briefing papers and how they can get involved in helping us to achieve the outcomes set out in Dr Beyer’s recommendations. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the work of the project.

This online event is aimed at:

  • policy makers (both local and national)
  • decision makers within the NHS and other public sector organisations
  • employers
  • commissioners
  • anyone with an interest in supported employment, job coaching and supported internships for people with a learning disability or autism.

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams (full instructions will be sent when you book)

Date: 24 March 2021

Time: 10:00 – 11:30

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The Engage to Change project is delivered in partnership between Learning Disability Wales, Agoriad Cyf, All Wales People First, Cardiff University, ELITE Supported Employment and in collaboration with DFN Project SEARCH. The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with Welsh Government via the Getting Ahead 2 programme.