EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) is a federally funded, evidence-informed 12-week program that offers employment preparedness training, as well as substantial experiential community-based job sampling and work experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Focusing on the development and application of skills required in the workplace, the 60 hour program consists of 24 sessions, delivered twice per week over 12 weeks, for 2.5 hours session. The first weekly module comprises structured, yet tailored content aimed at employment and social skill building, while the second module focuses on review of the learned concepts from the previous session, follow-up on homework, and the application of learning through experiential activities in a real work environment.
Criteria for selection:
– ASD Diagnosis
– Age 15 and over
– No longer attending high school
– Not EI eligible
– Available twice a week for 2.5 hour learning sessions over the 12 week period
– Comfortable learning in group and community environments
St. Johns: April – June, 2019
Western Region – May – July, 2019
Central Region – September –December, 2019
If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Sarah White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-722-2803 ex 225.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program, The Sinneave Family Foundation, and Autism Society, NL