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The ‘Transition Readiness and Autism Community Employment’ is designed for high school students, 15 -21 years of age, to better prepare them for when they transition out of school and into the workplace. The curriculum consists of skill building modules and all participants are placed in an eight week volunteer position to give them the hands on experience of being out in the workforce. The modules created are based on evidence-informed research and best practices and will be run under the guidance of knowledgeable professionals.

The modules cover a wide variety of subjects such as:
  • Career Cruising – How to find a job that matches qualifications and experience
  • Job Searching / Resources – Finding the right places to search for employment
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing – Creating a tailored resume and cover letter for the job
  • Interview Skills – Tools to be successful in an interview; mock interview practice with Job Coach
  • Managing Anxiety – Strategies to keep calm and professional in the workplace
  • Environmental Accommodations to Sensory Sensitivities – How to ask for sensory accommodations at work
  • Self-Management in Scheduling – How to prioritize work tasks and balance work and life tasks throughout the week
  • Successful Socialization in the Workplace – Tips and strategies on creating necessary social skills in the workplace

Upon completion of the program, it is our hope that the individual will be more confident and independent in the workplace.
If you are interested in being a part of the May-August program, please fill out the application and email it to mmacinnis@autismns.ca. Space is limited and on first come basis. After the application is filled, you will be contacted to complete the assessment and evaluation components. Application deadline is April 18th.


Click here for a Participant Application Form