AutiQuest's passion is to support autistic adults achieve more in their lives, particularly with regard to gaining and maintaining employment.
Autistic individuals are involved in the decision making of AutiQuest regarding our products and services - our best research comes from their input. Many of our App's features were added owing to autistic individuals' amazing input. They, after all, have the "lived experience". Special thanks to meltdowntracker.com who created the super, detailed hand drawings for our Autism Focused Interview Tips App.
We recognise that many adults are struggling with the condition without the necessary support. We also know that many autistic adults feel misunderstood. For example, when someone with autism tells someone that they have this, often the other person remarks.."I guess you can draw really complicated things very well!". The fact is that many with autism do not have this "hyper-skill". This makes them feel even more isolated. Autistic individuals are fed up with being misunderstood. So before you can support people, you must understand the problems that they, specifically, have. AutiQuest always tries to approach autism support from this angle.
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About the founder of AutiQuest, Mr Inarm Osborn:
BSc (1st-Class Hons.) University of London
PGCert (Pass with Merit) King's College, London - Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
NVQ3 Health & Social Care
FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
Has supported autistic adults, using an inclusive approach since 2002
Inarm also founded Centa Co (established in 2009) which is a local authority (Medway Council) contracted day centre for adults with learning disabilities and autism
Inarm founded his day centre in 2009 and attempted to innovate the support of adults with learning disabilities by raising the bar in how support was delivered - so there are no rigid day programmes but, rather, the clients themselves have full input into their activities.
Using his experience from how he attempted to innovate the support of adults with learning disabilities, Inarm has now applied this to innovations in the field of autism support where, he feels, support needs to be moved on to the next level. There has not been enough support for autistic adults making their way in the world so support is focused on "real life" challenges faced by these individuals.
See more about Centa Co clicking on Inarm's LinkedIn profile link below: