EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. This program involves structured learning sessions, as well as virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms (e.g., LinkedIn Learning, EASy Simulations®, virtual opportunities in the community, and open discussions). To participate in the program, the participants need access to a laptop, iPad, or Tablet, and internet access. Accommodation is available for the participants who do not have access to an electronic device and the internet.
Please note, by registering you are expressing interest in this program. Further eligibility assessment and screening will take place to confirm enrollment.
The program has two 12-week phases.
Phase I: Classes and virtual learning experience.
Phase II: Individualized consultation support to support the participant further in reaching their employment goals.
Participant Age: 15+
Number of participants: 8-10 participants, 2 peer mentors, and 2 staffs
Cost: No associated fees.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.
Location: Live via Zoom for Professionals and the following are required to participate:
Start Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
End Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pre-Screen: Prior to registration for any group, the participants will participate in a pre-screen. Based on the pre-screening questionnaire results during the pre-screen, and the consultation with the participant and their caregiver, our experienced staff will make recommendations for any service that might best meet the needs of the participant. Participating in a pre-screen does not guarantee that the participant will be enrolled in a particular group or service.
Cancelled by Kerry’s Place: Kerry’s Place may cancel a program due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If this occurs, and the activity cannot be rescheduled, participants will be notified as quickly as possible and attempts, within reason, will be made to help the attendee enroll in a new session.
Cancelled by Supported Person/Family: For the purposes of effective planning, when possible, Kerry’s Place appreciates five business days’ notice of cancellation before the start of the workshop/training.