Man with Asperger’s lands his ‘dream job’

By Dylan Davies in Business

A MAN with learning difficulties is celebrating after landing his ‘dream job’ at a local supermarket.

Llyr Joyner (pictured), who has Asperger’s, was taken on as a volunteer by the Co-op in Tywyn on 9 January, and now works three shifts a week.

The 32-year-old lives at Cerrig Cornel care service in Llanegryn, which provides support for people with learning disabilities, including autism, mental health, alcohol and substance misuse issues and acquired brain injuries.

Cerrig Cornel service manager Simon Moore said Llyr was as “pleased as punch” about his new job at the Old Station Yard store.

“Because of his Asperger’s Llyr doesn’t like change, so the whole process has been quite challenging, but I’m pleased to say he’s taking it all in his stride.

“Llyr was measured up for his uniform and is delighted that he really looks the part. He is thrilled to be working as an active member of the community."

Read the full story in this Thursday’s Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News

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Dick Jones · 149 days ago · Report

Well done, Llyr! You are a model citizen. We need more people like you.

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