Exploits Community Employment Corporation is excited to be a part of a new Autism Employment Pilot.
Through session based Professional Development, the program intends to support the participating Job Seekers through the job searching process, developing and improving upon social and communicative goals and in preparing a personalized employee tool kit which will provide strategies and accommodations to encourage independence and success in the work place.
The program will also work with employers to provide insight into accommodations and strategies to support the employed Job Seeker as they work independently.
Participating Job Seekers under the program are 18 years of age or older, have a diagnosis of Autism and are able to work independently. There is no funding for a job coach under this program. This program is funded by the Department of Immigration, Population Growth & Skills, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Autism Pilot aims to assist persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder obtain and maintain meaningful, long term employment. This program is offered exclusively to those on the Autism Spectrum and individuals who participate are required to complete a Referral Form to confirm their eligibility.