Updated: Apr 6
Something Entirely New
Even before The Faraway CIC was founded in late 2019, the directors have been at the forefront of championing autism awareness in the community and opening up employment opportunities for those with autism. All the directors come from a background of autism support and advocacy, all being long-standing members of the Adult Autism Forum and the Adult Autism Board.
The CIC is glad to announce that their Autism Mentor Project has now hired their first Autism Mentors. These mentors will be supporting individuals with autism across North East Lincolnshire to achieve their employment goals and reduce isolation.
The Autism Mentors are the first job of their kind in North East Lincolnshire that is specifically designed for people with autism. It focusses on their strengths and gives them the supporting structure to assist others with autism within the community. They will also be enthusiastic advocates of autism awareness, set to dispel myths and stereotypes often attributed to those with autism.
Laurie Kennedy, a Director of The Faraway CIC said:
“I can see a bright future in autism awareness in North East Lincolnshire and I look forward to working with the Autism Mentors.
“They are very passionate people and I think that they themselves are a testament to the strengths that come from being on the spectrum.”