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Alasdair doesn't let his Autism get in the way!

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Alasdair has recently shone in his new placement at Wrigleys where his training skills have come to the fore!

Alasdair has mild autism which means he sometimes needs support with communication and can take a little longer to process things.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It’s not always easy for someone with autism to get into work, which is where our Learning Disability training units come in.

Alasdair recently undertook work with Wrigley’s as a co-packer operative – work which is undertaken within our units in Plymouth. During this time, he enjoyed teaching new employees the procedures. So as training is clearly something he is skilled at and would like to pursue in the future, we have supported him to do an online course called ‘Training for Trainers’ through distance learning during lockdown.

He has been taking notes throughout and has learnt aspects including how organisations implement training and the effect of training interventions on the learner. Alasdair told us that lockdown is encouraging him to think differently and that he likes to adapt and learn new things.

Amazing work, Alasdair. We wish you all the very best!


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