Building Futures- Take part in the
Lego Oscar Build Challenge
Building Futures is team-building and fund-
raising initiative of Specialisterne NI.
Specialisterne NI is a not-for-prot Social
Enterprise, that helps young people and
adults on the Autistic Spectrum develop the
career, communication and team-working
skills, that help develop better futures.
Building Futures invites you to enter a team
to take part in a Building Futures Multi-
company Lego Oscar challenge or to host a
Building Futures Lego Oscar Challenge in-
house.
Participants build Lego Oscars in small
teams. The winning team takes a Lego
Oscar Statuette home or back to the oce!
The Specialisterne NI team will attend each
Lego Oscar Challenge.
Building Futures- Take part in the
Lego Oscar Build Challenge
Outcomes for Building Futures partici-
pants
By participating in the Lego Oscar Challenge,
participants have opportunity to learn about:
-how they work as a team
-working together over a shared task
-communication styles and approach to work
-in conversation with the Specialisterne NI
team, to learn about social communication
differences at work, and the work of
Specialisterne NI.
Building Futures- Take part in the
Lego Oscar Build Challenge
Outcomes for young people and adults
on the Autistic Spectrum
We ask participants to contribute to
Specialisterne NI or use sponsorship forms to
participate in the Lego Oscar Challenge.
Every penny raised will be used to provide
Building Futures Lego and Communication
Workshops for young people and adults on the
Autistic Spectrum, where participants learn
communication strategies and how to get
more ready for work. Outcomes include
participants
-feeling more aware of individual
communication styles and strategies
-having the opportunity to work as part of a
team
-having the opportunity to meet other people
on the Autistic Spectrum
-feeling more confident to engage in job
seeking.
Building Futures- Take part in the
Lego Oscar Build Challenge
WHY Young People and Adults on
the Autistic Spectrum?
Social communication difference and percep-
tual barriers can be difficult to overcome
alone. Research suggests only 16% of adults
on the Autistic Spectrum are in full-time
work. It does not have to be this way.
A large scale general population study in
Northern Ireland (Dillenburger et al 2013)
found that 60% of respondents knew
someone on the Autistic Spectrum in their
own family, circle of friends, or work
colleagues, which means that fundraising for
Autism is likely to be of interest to many
employees.
Building Futures Lego Oscar Build Challenge
WHO are Specialisterne NI
A not-for-profit social enterprise, Special-
isterne NI is part of the Specialisterne network
which has worked for 13 years in 13 countries
to help adults on the Autistic Spectrum get
ready for work. Since 2014 Specialisterne NI
has worked with over 300 adults, and
has waiting lists of young people and adults
on the Autistic Spectrum who are seeking
support.
WHY Lego Oscars?
Specialisterne has used Lego since opening in
2004 to teach team working skills, and
programming. In N Ireland, our team utilise
Lego to assess individual communication and
team working skills as well as to coach
managers in leadership training. We bring this
expertise to your team in the Lego Oscar chal-
lenge, which is designed to be both a fun and
useful team building experience- a win/
win for you and for the people on the Autistic
Spectrum the funds raised will support.
Building Futures Lego Oscar Build Challenge
The Lego Oscars were inspired by this Oscar,
designed by Lego Movie Co-Director Philip
Lord:
We think everyone participating in Building
Futures are stars, hence an award is fitting!
A Lego Oscars Challenge takes approximately
2 hours. Posters and sponsorship forms, and
all Lego materials (pieces/ instructions) are
provided.
For details of how to enter a team in a multi-
company Building Futures Lego Oscar Chal-
lenge, or to run a Lego Challenge in-house, or
to learn more about Specialisterne's training
workshops and employee support services,
contact Sharon Didrichsen, Manager, Special-
isterne NI at sharond@specialisterne.com or
mobile 07565 936191