In line with our strategic aims, Specialist Autism Services is committed to developing projects across Yorkshire that provide meaningful employment experience for adults with autism, alongside our direct support provision. During 2016 we are excited to be supporting the launch of a number of social enterprise initiatives that will do just that. This means that we can provide meaningful opportunities for adults with autism to gain employment skills and work experience. Any money that we raise will be reinvested in these projects or used to directly fund much needed autism-specific support in other areas.
What is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a not for profit organisation that benefits society. They make money from selling goods and services but they reinvest their profits back into the business or local community – so when they profit, society profits.
Why develop social enterprise projects?
Our social enterprise projects provide individuals the opportunity of meaningful work experience, alongside the development of key independent and social skills.
Our current social enterprises
You can learn more about the social enterprises that Specialist Autism Services is currently supporting by clicking on the links below.