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Autus - The Hao2 Foundation

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Autus – The Hao2 Foundation exists to facilitate personal and professional growth for people with autism and complex needs, increasing opportunities for exciting and sustainable work to improve lives and prospects. We are a disabled people's user-led organisation set up to enable disabled people to purchase employability training and job coaching courses through a supportive route and benefit from a 20% VAT exemption, thereby making personal budgets go further.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tim Carrington
Contact Position
Charity Secretary
Telephone
02081234708
E-mail
info@autus.org.uk
Website
Autus

Where to go

Name
Accessible from users' homes
Notes

All our courses are personalised and supported online by experienced learning support officers, trainers, assessors and IT industry professionals. Our courses are predominantly accessed from a home connection and participants need to have access to a multimedia PC and basic IT skills including elementary knowledge of how to use email, the internet and instant messaging chat.  If these are barriers to access, we can work with individuals to identify local community centres that can help them overcome these barriers to participation by creating local digital access points.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
09:00-18:00, Monday to Friday

Other Details

Costs

Details
GETSETGO Short courses using our 3D platform: Job coaching: £50 per hour (before discounts), £40 per hours when 6 hours or more are booked in advance Taster session provided on a 1:1 basis remotely via internet: £99 Taster course provided on a 1-1 basis in person £199 12 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £599 24 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £999 48 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £1800 3DCONNECTIONS Non-accredited personal and professional development courses using our 3D platform: 3DConnections for Life: 144 hours non accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £3600 3DConnections for Work: 144 hours non accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £3600 DIGITAL HIGHWAYS Accredited personal and professional development courses using our 3D platform: 3DDigital Highways: 144 hours City & Guild accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £4800 All courses VAT free if purchased by individuals. VAT is added if sold via an organisation.

Availability

Age Ranges
11-16
16-18
18-25
55+
Referral required
No
Referral Details

Individuals can be referred or contact us directly.  This service can be purchased by individuals from Autus - the Hao2.eu Foundation (http://www.autus.org.uk) using personal budgets or commissioned and fully funded on behalf of a group of individuals in a local area by a local authority or other local organisation. If there is demand for our services but no available funding for individuals or organisations to purchase these please email us to express an interest, inform us of the estimated level of unmet demand and Hao2.eu and Autus will work collaboratively with you to identify and secure potential funding sources wherever possible.  Autus - the Hao2.eu Foundation is a disabled people's user led organisation and the majority of its trustees have autism and disabilities. Autus has been set up to ensure that disabled people wishing to purchase courses are able to do so through a supportive route and benefit from VAT exemptions (saving them 20%) - therefore making their personal budgets go further.  

Other notes

These services are for young people 14-25 years old and adults with autism, complex needs and learning disabilities who: a) would benefit from increasing their confidence and communications skills for life and work and/or b) are looking to develop a career in technology or design and want to learn how to work effectively as a part of a virtual team prior to gaining employment and/or c) may struggle to participate in other provision and would benefit from more flexible and personalised support

Local Offer

Description

GETSETGO - Needs analysis, employability and life skills focused peer mentoring and job coaching

3DCONNECTIONS FOR LIFE AND WORK - non accredited and highly personalised and structured 1:1 life skills and employability training

DIGITAL HIGHWAYS - City & Guild Level 1, 2 and 3 accredited personal development and employability skills training

These services have been co designed and are delivered by people with autism and complex needs/learning disabilities who provide inspiring role models for participants

The services are delivered using a safeguarded CBI / Nominet Trust award winning 3D online platform which can be accessed from home or community venues using a personalised avatar

Contact Name
Tim Carrington
Contact Telephone
02081234708
Contact Email
info@autus.org.uk
SEN Provision Type
Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Learning Difficulties
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
19 plus

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)
Building accessibility is not an issue because our courses are delivered online and can therefore be accessed at a physical location to suit participants.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)
Autism and complex needs, age 16 onwards.
How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)
Individuals with autism decide whether they want to use our service and subject to availability, we provide the service to them in a way that will best meet their needs. Our taster sessions have been designed to enable individuals to get 1:1 support to try our services so they can then make an informed decision about whether they will meet their needs and which of our courses / support services they should progress on to. We encourage individuals to consult with and get input from parents/carers/support workers and where the courses are being funded from public sources, we encourage referrals through multi disciplinary processes and use of education health and care plans. All decision making processes are designed to support active involvement of individuals and their parents/carers. We communicate with people in the way they prefer as much as possible.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)
At present, we have no waiting list.
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
GETSETGO Short courses using our 3D platform: Job coaching: £50 per hour (before discounts), £40 per hours when 6 hours or more are booked in advance Taster session provided on a 1:1 basis remotely via internet: £99 Taster course provided on a 1-1 basis in person £199 12 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £599 24 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £999 48 hours 1:1 personalised training and support £1800 3DCONNECTIONS Non-accredited personal and professional development courses using our 3D platform: 3DConnections for Life: 144 hours non accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £3600 3DConnections for Work: 144 hours non accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £3600 DIGITAL HIGHWAYS Accredited personal and professional development courses using our 3D platform: 3DDigital Highways: 144 hours City & Guild accredited personalised training and support over 12 - 24 weeks: £4800 All courses VAT free if purchased by individuals. VAT is added if sold via an organisation. This service can be purchased by individuals from Autus - the Hao2.eu Foundation (http://www.autus.org.uk) using personal budgets or commissioned and fully funded on behalf of a group of individuals in a local area by a local authority or other local organisation. If there is demand for our services but no available funding for individuals or organisations to purchase these please email us to express an interest, inform us of the estimated level of unmet demand and Hao2.eu and Autus will work collaboratively with you to identify and secure potential funding sources wherever possible.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
We are members of TechUK and are Ofsted registered via Beacon Education. Our 3DNovations digital learning platform has won a Nominet Trust award. All staff are trained annually in health and safety, safeguarding, ICT security and autism awareness. All learning managers have or are working towards A1 Assessor awards; all directors have or are working towards V1 Verifier awards. We have some staff with NVQ Level 3 Direct Training and Support Qualifications, Qualified Teacher status, Law degree and/or Management and Project Management qualifications, depending on role.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Please see attached Customer Care Policy.
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
Please see attached Safeguarding Policy.