Independence Success Stories

Girl outdoors points to train platform signage

AFK’s Travel Training Toolkit is here!

AFK has produced a unique Travel Training Toolkit, supporting young people with additional needs to develop their confidence and skills to travel as independently on the Transport For London network and walking routes.

‘Our View’ – Videos made by young people, for young people

‘Our View’ is a collection of short films made by young people with special educational needs and disabilities on their experiences, challenges and successes in preparing for and gaining employment.

my AFK backs new national campaign ‘#PlayForAll’

We have joined a national campaign aiming to raise awareness of the lack of accessibility across the country for young disabled children in public spaces.

Delvon at a computer

Partnerships making a difference

Delvon joined my AFK from Haringey Sixth Form in September 2019 as part of the Haringey Employment Support Programme, which supports disabled Haringey residents aged 18-25 into paid employment.

Staff and trainees pose as a group

Working With Disability Week 2019

Highlights from our first Working With Disability Week and our Urban Residential, which took place 15-19 July 2019.

Woman helping young man with learning disabilities learn how to use a cafe till

Nirav’s first day at work

Nirav has been attending tutoring and training sessions Action For Kids (my AFK) for two years.

Man with learning disabilities at work with his colleague

“I love Mondays now!”

Fasial has been working at Regus serviced offices since April, together with work placements at OrganicLea and the local library.

A learning disabled man working in a coffee shop

Ticket to Ride

Transport-loving Aaron who has autism (and a fascination with buses) has become our latest job coaching success story.

Jolene, my AFK support assistant

Jolene in her own words

Jolene has learning disabilities and has been through the AFK Life & Work programme.

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