The Clock Trust
Opening minds to the exceptional potential of young people with autistic attributes.
The Clock Trust celebrates the achievements of people with autistic attributes and the significant contributions they have made to society.
High levels of employment prevailed before recognition of the autistic spectrum. Current trends show that now only 9% on the spectrum have occupations (either voluntary or paid).
The Clock Trust works with individuals and industry to enable pathways to occupation. We see the benefits of looking beyond the label and seeing the potential of the person.
HOW? Working within industry the Clock Trust applies a multi-tierd strategy:
1. GO challenge
This is where ambassadors come to your company to teach the oldest game in the world. Through this exercise we show you the potential of individuals with autism.
2. Enabling Innovation in Industry
Research: We are conducting research to help industry benefit from the innovative abilities of those with autistic attributes. Formulating a more productive and inclusive approach will be needed to compete internationally in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Human Resource Management: This includes tailoring interview techniques and management skills.
Acknowledgement: An Enterprise Inclusivity Award. This quality seal indicates your level of inclusivity. Your customers then get an indication of how you are supporting the community. The awards can be through independent or self assessment or through workshops.
Work Experience: The placements are wide and varied so we can tailor and focus each individual's interests to their work experience. The termology we use is 'Personal Assistance +' (PA+) because there is a difference from what it recognised as PA work; there is a productive pathway and plan; towards occupation (either voluntary, employment or assisted self employment). Current examples; The Invisible Piano, restoration of clocks and furniture, recycling, restoration of vintage cars...
3. Time Academy
A project based resource working with young people with autistic attributes on an individual basis - developing confidence and broadening opportunities. The academy provides a platform to facilitate inclusivity by expanding:
- community awareness
- social skills
- personal independence
- occupational opportunities
- quality of life
- sharing interests
- interview skills
- academic freedom & choice
- equality in society