Autism Spectrum


leaving school and leading your own life

Volunteering , work experience & internships


The more practice our young people get in the workplace the better, and starting off with voluntary work or unpaid work are good options. 

Volunteer 700Volunteering for Meals On Wheels, as part of Aspect’s Choose and Connect program.

Please do have a look at the information and resources on our Young people page to find out the range of supports available.

But as we wrote there, your local connections and community are often the best place to start.  We’ve mentioned that before on our Building connections page.


 Raising Children website

There’s a very useful page on the Raising Children website about volunteering and employment for teenagers with autism.  

It’s equally useful for parents of older teenagers and young adults in their twenties.

Volunteering and employment for teenagers webpage here.

Click on Our Stories on the right hand side of the page or click here for personal stories about work experience and volunteering.