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STUDENTS were given a chance to explore their future career options in the hope of improving the number of adults with autism who are in work.
LVS School in Begbroke, near Kidlington, organised its first ever careers week for its students, who have been diagnosed with learning difficulties such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
The school said it is ‘passionate’ about improving the statistic of only 16 per cent of adults with autism being in full-time, paid employment in the UK.
It held a series of activities between Monday, February 5 and Friday, February 9 to help students get a clearer idea of the options available to them when they leave school.
LVS students were among the 2,000 who visited the Mini Plant in Cowley to meet employers including BMW, Microsoft and Thames Valley Police.
Organisers Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership were praised for helping the students deal with the crowded space which can be difficult for children with autism because of the range of stimuli they have to deal with.
Read more at: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15999196.Students_with_autism_explore_potential_careers_at_LVS_Oxford__39_s_first_careers_week/