Be good at what you're good at.

SENDCode is an innovative approach to supporting young autistic and socially isolated people to develop interpersonal, communication, employability and independent living skills which will allow them to aspire to worthwhile careers in the digital and creative sectors.

Covid-19 has severely impacted the delivery of our programmes because social interaction is such a key part. As a result we've developed a remote programme for Manchester residents, funded by We Love Mcr, which allows us to build and maintain relationships with our young people. Please contact us if you have somebody you wish to refer.

Here is a a short film recorded and produced by one of the participants on the We Love Mcr programme mentioned above.

What a talent with a great eye for production and somebody who definitely needs to get out of the home and into a digital workplace as soon as possible!

Check out his photographic skills too on his website.

We are so excited to be working in collaboration with Greater Manchester Autism Consortium, Content Creators Renardo Jones , Ben Simpson, Digital Advantage and their rising star Beck Cromack-Hough in the production of their #GMEnablingEmployment campaign which promotes positive stories and experiences from real people in Greater Manchester , living or working with people with autism or learning disabilities.

Once upon a time James found he couldn't cope with all the noise, smells, rooms and numbers of people he was supposed to engage with at secondary school. All he wanted to do was play his computer game and talk to his friends online, with his headphones on to block out all the other noise. When he did this he felt relaxed but when he was forced to sit all day long in busy, noisy classrooms, with other children who didn't understand him whilst listening to adults talking about things that didn't interest him he would start to feel a growing sensation in his body, starting with his legs tingling then his stomach turning before he eventually felt like he wanted to scream or cry. He couldn't cry in front of others though so instead he would refuse to work or walk out of the room and sometimes he even threw things at other people. Because of this the school asked him not to come in for a few days. Because of that he felt too embarrassed to go back when he was eventually allowed, because he knew the school would still be the same and he didn't really fit in, until finally six weeks had gone by and he just couldn't face another school. If only somebody had let James be good at what he was good at.

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