Autus - The Hao2 Foundation
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
Where to go
- Accessible from users' homes
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
- 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.
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- 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
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
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type
- Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
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