Davies joins forces with Autism Directory

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has joined forces with local charity The Autism Directory to improve employment opportunities for autism sufferers across South Wales.

 

The Autism Directory is a registered charity – based in Treforest – and assists people from across Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and RCT.

 

Mr Davies this week visited the charity – to meet with founder and CEO Nadine Honeybone – and discuss the struggles people affected by autism face.

 

In particular – Nadine emphasised the difficulties experienced in the workplace – and the problems people with autism can have finding work.

 

Mr Davies has contacted the Federation of Small Businesses – with a view to developing closer links with the Autism Directory – and creating further job opportunities in the area for autism sufferers.

 

He also urged people to take part in consultations relating to the Autism Bill – which would give the support and services available to autism sufferers a statutory footing – and is currently before the Assembly.

 

Mr Davies said, “People with autism encounter problems many of us take for granted – and I am often contacted by constituents in desperate need of assistance.

 

“One such difficulty is gaining employment – with an apparent lack of opportunities available.

 

“It was therefore really beneficial to visit the Autism Directory – and meet with Nadine and her team – and I’m extremely grateful to them for giving up their time.

 

“I’ve put them in touch with the FSB – in the hope that we can create further job opportunities for people with autism in RCT – and build links between the charity and employers.

 

“It’s vital we provide those affected by autism with all the support we can – and this – along with an Autism Act for Wales – will do just that.”

 

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[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies at The Autism Directory with founder and CEO Nadine Honeybone and Training and Communities Manager Gareth Tarrant]