Achievements and Awards

Achievements and Awards

Below you can find a list of the awards and achievements that Autus has earned.

2018


London Youth Awards Nomination London Youth Awards - Winner

Autus wins London Youth Employability Award

Autus, a charity which provides training and support to help people with autism find and keep jobs, has won the London Youth Award for Employability for its MentorMe3D e-mentoring programme.  The Employability Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in their dedication to help young people overcome barriers to enter and sustain work. 

The MentorMe3D programme matched 35 autistic people (all long-term unemployed) interested in working in IT with technology professionals who were trained to understand autism.  Mentors used their industry knowledge to advise mentees about working in IT and help with job applications.  As a result of the programme, 8 people are now in paid work, with others achieving work-related outcomes such as work experience and volunteering. 

“This is a magnificent achievement by our team, mentors and learners”, said Eleanor Fisk, Chair of the Autus Board of Trustees.  “It’s really rewarding to watch participants’ confidence improve as they build new skills.  In the 5 years since Autus began, we’ve helped over 250 people build confidence, break out of isolation, gain qualifications and/or find sustainable work they enjoy.  We hope this award will bring us more opportunities to reach the 77% of unemployed autistic adults who want to work[1] and help close the autism unemployment gap.” 

This achievement was also featured in a news story by the Croydon Guardian.


[1] Source: National Autistic Society, http://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/media-centre/news/2017-11-30-employment-road-map.aspx

2017


2017 Autism Professionals Awards - Finalist

Award for inspirational Education Provision - Other Education Providers

The Autism Professionals Awards have been created to recognise and reward services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of autitic people in the UK. - The National Autistic Society

Jack Petchy Achievement Award 2017

Achieved by one of our learners for his improvements in both his employability and technical skills.

Our flagship programme is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, recognising outstanding young people between the ages of 11-25 throughout London and Essex. - The Jack Petchey Foundation

2016


European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation - Finalist

 

 

 

2015


2015 TIGA Games Industry Awards - Finalist