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Achieving Higher Employability through Adapted Development (AHEAD)

Problem Statement

Lack of employment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

86% of youth with ASD leave school without securing a job. And only about 25% of individuals with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are employed. However, those employed tend to have poorly paid jobs. This has caused many adults with ASD to remain highly dependent on their families or other support services such as daycare centres which pose a huge burden on the individuals as well as the society.

Solution

Provide a framework for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to increase their skillsets to increase employability

Develop a framework to tap into the under-utilised potential talents pool and harness the exceptional abilities and talents of people with ASD to supplement the shortage of manpower in Singapore's ICT Industry.

The project will be aimed at:

  • Increasing employability of tertiary-educated adults with ASD by developing the potential for independence through full participation in the workforces.
  • Increasing participation of inclusive organisations through establishing a methodology and process for lowering cost of accommodation and increasing the contribution by employees with ASD.

Outcomes

More adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are able to be employed, increasing their contributions to society.

  • Grantee

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    Trampolene
  • Beneficiaries

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    Persons with Disabilites

more about grantee

Trampolene is a non-profit organisation set up by A*Star to develop technological solutions to empower the social sector. Their mission is to build a caring and inclusive society with equal opportunities for everyone.