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NEW Employment & You Blog

Are YOU looking for more information about employment? 

Bloggers like YOU can expect to see one innovative blog post every week that gives a comprehensive guide to employment for YOU - the job seeker, parents, employment agencies and employers alike!  

​Autism Job Seekers Database

​Autism Nova Scotia, in collaboration with Ready, Willing, and Able has launched its Autism Job Seekers Database to help connect you to paid employment opportunities developed by Ready, Willing, and Able.  READ MORE


Autism Works Launch Pad

Autism Works Launch Pad is a comprehensive program designed to teach participants the skills they need to enter the workplace and provide them with the real-life work experience they need for meaningful employment.   READ MORE


Autism Nova Scotia is excited to announce Worktopia, a three stream program designed to improve employment readiness and enhance employment skills.

  • CommunityWorks Canada
  • EmploymentWorks Canada
  • SchoolWorks Canada

CommunityWorks Canada ​is an after school pre-employment program for teens and young adults with ASD who are attending high school. Working alongside peer mentors, participants take part in various volunteer opportunities throughout HRM, where they will have the chance to develop social, communication, résumé-building, and other pre-employment skills. Through exposure to a number of different volunteer environments and job tasks, participants may also gain insight into which potential careers are most interesting, motivating and rewarding to them. In addition, CommunityWorks aims to foster a greater awareness for ASD in the community, showing community partners the benefits of hiring individuals on the spectrum. READ MORE

EmploymentWorks Canada ​is an employment program for adults with ASD who are out of high school, up to age 29. The program consists of twice weekly sessions comprised of structured, tailored content aimed at employment and social skill building. Participants also get the chance to sample various types of employment through job-shadowing at a minimum of 4 locations throughout HRM. A few key goals of EmploymentWorks are to increase community engagement by promoting benefits for the workplace, expand workplace hiring and accommodation practices, empower individuals to build skills and reach employment goals, and build confidence. READ MORE

SchoolWorks Canada, through the implementation of Transition Readiness And Autism Community Employment (T.R.A.A.C.E) curriculum, is a school-based program that offers skill building modules to support social, communication and vocational skills development and a peer supported co-op experience to youth with ASD ages 15-21 who are currently attending high school. The program is designed to help prepare participants for the transition to adulthood and future employment. Look for details on registration in Spring 2016.  READ MORE

For more information and interested participants, please contact Jamie-Lynn Hill, Clinical Supervisor at or 902.446.4995.

Post-Secondary Student Support

The Autism Post-Secondary Student Support Group is for students with an autism diagnosis, attending a post-secondary institution in the Halifax area.  Students that attend will meet in a group, once a week throughout the semester, and will explore and discuss topics that support them in their university careers, as well as provide a place to explore the challenges and opportunities that come with transitioning from university into the job marke​.  READ MORE