“Breaking barriers and supporting Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in their transition to Employment“
TransitAction is an Erasmus + funded project with the aim to provide Young Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (YAASD), Transition Coaches (TC) and other actors in their lives, new skills and innovative tools to support YAASD in the difficult transition from school or inactivity to employment.
Statistics show that Young Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders face greater difficulties than their peers in the transition to employment. Not only do they have more difficulty finding a job but, more generally, this phase represents a moment of particular risk for them, characterized by increased isolation, heightened symptoms (especially for mental health issues), depression, higher suicidal risk, etc. At the same time this transition is a particularly difficult phase to support for Transition Coaches who often do not have the necessary skills. For Companies, hardly opening the door to the inclusion of YAASD. For families and the community in general, facing a complex change in their role and task that they often fail to manage.
The project is led by EPR and implemented together with 6 organisations including:
Theotokos Foundation (Greece)
Unversity Rehabilitation Institute (Slovenia)
REHAB Group (Ireland)
Futuro Digitale (Italy)
An Online Platform will be designed and implemented to collect and disseminate the research outcomes and to develop innovative methodologies to use. It will offer interactive and inspiring contents through sharing good practices, tools, e-Learning modules and experiences that will function as a guide for TC, YAASD and other stakeholders.
The methodology will be participatory, inclusive and horizontal, based on the cooperation of a plurality of key-actors.
Transition Coaches (TC):
Young Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder YAASD:
Companies & Employers:
Families & Other stakeholders:
The Online Platform, through its translation software, will be available in multiple languages. The Training Modules will be available on the Platform in 5 languages (English, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Slovenian). Dissemination events of the project results will be held in Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Ireland. This way, both I.O. will be known at European level and could be used internationally, leading to a real improvement in the support to YAASD transition.
In the long term, the project will generate, among other things:
Launch of the platform
Save the date for our online event where we will officially launch the TRANSITACTION.EU Platform together with presenting the project and the partners. A great opportunity to discover good practices, innovative tools, e-Learning modules and share inspiring experiences.
Please, find more information and the registration form to the event here.
Roberto Zanon, Senior Project & Policy officer at EPR: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benedetta Pesce, Administration and Project Assistant: email@example.com