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EmploymentWorks

 

Abilities Centre is pleased to offer an exciting new employment preparedness training program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) called EmploymentWorks Canada.

 

EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) is a newly designed program that offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment.

 

Individual goals are targeted through a series of structured learning and development activities; exposure to varying workplace settings and teams; and the application and practice of skills through peer mentor support. EWC addresses various areas of employment preparedness training, including self-development, social and communication skills, life skills and confidence building.

 

EmploymentWorks is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.

 

THE EWC PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

●  Knowing Myself as a Working Person (What are my strengths and interests? What is my plan of action?)

●  Engaging in the Culture of Employment (What does the boss want? How to overcome challenges?)

●  Building My Skills for Employment (How to network; developing social thinking skills)

To Find out more about the program, Contact Cathleen Edwards, Program Supervisor at 905-665-8500 ext. 117 or via e-mail at cedwards@abilitiescentre.org

Registration for the next session:

  • Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Session
  • Deadline to register is April 12th, 2018
  • Program will begin May, 2018

Click Here to Learn More About Our 2018 Session

EmploymentWorks Video