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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.



●  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 Fall 2018 Session.
  • Deadline to register is August 17th, 2018
  • Program starting in September

​Click Here to Learn More About Our 2018 Session

EmploymentWorks Video