IMAGE has teamed up with the Autism Centre for Research on Employment (ACRE) at the University of Portsmouth to offer a bespoke profiling service. This is an external service that complements the tools and advice offered by this toolkit.
How to use this tool
Each autistic person is different and has a unique profile of strengths and support needs. Therefore, it is important to design individually-tailored work support plans. IMAGE and ACRE have teamed up to offer registered users of the IMAGE toolkit a set of Profiling Assessment© tools.
These tools and accompanying report were designed to help support you in the work place and support potential employers in the process of making reasonable adjustments tailored for you.
The Autism Centre for Research on Employment (ACRE) at the University of Portsmouth was founded in 2014 with support from the Department of Health: Autism Innovation Fund. The centre is led by Dr Beatriz Lopez.
ACRE is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council. Since then, ACRE has conducted research and developed evidence-based resources to improve employment opportunities for autistic people.
The Profiling Assessment© tools are based on an innovative interactive online platform that enables the administration of tailored assessment. Unlike other assessment tools, the set of questions a person receives is not pre-determined in advance, but determined by the person’s responses to previous questions.
Thanks to funding from the University of Portsmouth, these services are made available to you free of charge.