Objective of the intake stage

The objective of the intake stage is to define the client’s request for support. Is there an actual request, what is it for and whose interests are promoted by the request?
Client profile / need for support

The job coach will chart the required support during the initial interview. The evaluation will be based on available data and the client’s attitude during the discussion. Agreements on the preliminary mode of support will be set up during the final discussions of the intake stage. A more detailed picture of the need for support will be obtained during the assessment and orientation stage (investigation request for assessment and orientation).

The objective of the intake stage for the client is to establish whether the project meets his/her expectations.


Motivation, desires and actual prospects

The client explains why he/she wants to participate in a project and what his/her expectations are.

- Types of autism and employment prospects

- Methods for support with motivation

- Motivation profile


Skills

The client demonstrates social/ technical skills and learning abilities, and provides an insight into the level of abilities needed for self-control of the project.

- Types of autism and employment prospects


Learning method

The client is approached on the basis of an evaluation of his/her learning method, based on earlier information such as neuropsychological analysis and training results. If the client appears to have a limited ability to process spoken language, visual instructions will have to be used, e.g. the job coach can illustrate the project using flip charts.

- Types of autism and employment prospects


Environment and personality

The client demonstrates self-knowledge by the way in which he/she perceives autism, and whether or not he/she has accepted it. Provides insight with opinions about him/herself (beliefs) and the impact autism has on his/her personality and employment possibilities. Demonstrates opportunities to reflect and the way in which he/she approaches interactions.

- Types of autism and employment prospects

The objective of the intake stage for the personal network is to gain an insight into the project opportunities.


Motivation, desires and actual prospects

The personal network will convey its desires relating to the project and express the associated motivation and ideas behind this desire. The job coach will evaluate whether the expectations are realistic.


Skills

The personal network will provide information on existing skills to provide assistance with an employment support project.


Learning method

The personal network (parents, original schools) supports the project. The network knows the client, knows how he/she learns and interacts. It can provide examples from experience and indicate how the process could be controlled.


Environment and personality


The personal network will gain an insight into its own qualities such as self-knowledge, capacity to reflect, knowledge and acceptance of autism. The network will share its opinions about work and will express how it intends to back the project (last straw, in doubt, not convinced of feasibility, etc.).

The objective of the intake stage for the professional network depends on the importance allocated to the project and its role in the process.


Motivation, desires and actual prospects

The professional network articulates the desire and motivation for the project and whose interests are served by it.


Skills


The professional network explains it own capabilities to ensure successful skills training during the project.


Learning method

The professional network explains its own capabilities to ensure successful support for the learning process during the project.



Environment and personality

The professional network describes the environment of the proposed project and details which requirements it has to meet.