I met A at one of our drop-in sessions at Pontypool Jobcentre in July 2019. A attended the Jobcentre with his mother and was seeking employment support. A had previously been disciplined for inappropriate social behaviour in the workplace. As a result of this, A was at risk of losing his job. A is autistic and received his diagnosis as a child.
I worked regularly with A for a period of six months. The following interventions were provided:
- Male SAFE course. This course provided A with education on healthy and safe relationships.
- Post Diagnostic Course. This course helped A to learn more about his autism and to gain a better understanding of how it affects him and why.
- Autism specific Education Patient Programme. This course helped A to view problem-solving in a different way, by identifying a goal and breaking it into small, achievable steps. It also built A’s confidence.
- Wellbeing course. This helped A to consider ways he could improve his wellbeing and provided some coping strategies to do so.
- The creation of an ASD individual profile. This helped A to communicate his needs to his employer. It helped his employer to better understand how they could support A effectively.
- Support to access reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
- Telephone support through duty worker. This helped A to manage situations as they arose in work.
- Regular 1:1 with support worker. This helped to monitor A’s progress.
- Telephone support for Mum.
The outcomes of these interventions were measured via outcome star. These interventions had a significant positive impact on A’s wellbeing, as shown by his attached outcome star.