Sharon Wilson

My son who has ASD and social anxiety turns 15 this year and would like to get a school casual job. I contacted a disability employment agency to see if they can support him is finding and then keeping a job as he has a few challenges in relation to his diagnosis which could make it harder for him when job seeking. I was told that because he’s still at school then they can’t support him until he’s finished school.

My concerns are that by that time he’s going to find it harder in himself to want to look for work especially in relation to his social anxiety. If an agency was involved in helping him find work, then checking in on him and his employer from time to time its more likely to have a successful outcome for him and his self esteem as well as him being a contributing tax payer rather than having to rely on government benefits.