Adults with autism often struggle to gain employment after high school. LaunchPad is a comprehensive program that teaches the skills needed to enter the workforce. While we support our participants through real-life work experience and classroom lessons, our Regional Autism Coordinator creates connections with employers to develop jobs. See our blog for more insight into the daily activities of our participants.
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Learning about important topics such as financial literacy, professionalism, career exploration, and First Aid/CPR
The LaunchPad program works in partnership with Ready, Willing & Able (RWA), a federally funded program, each participant becomes a part of the RWA Job Seekers Database. Information on the database remains confidential. RWA can also help provide financial supports for workplace adaptations.
Lessons take place 3 days per week from Wednesday to Friday, from 9am to 10:30am.
- Social Skills
- Customer Service
- Financial Literacy
The Promise of a Pearl is a social enterprise that has gained the reputation for high quality, affordable jewellery made by people with autism, their friends and families. Participants learn how to make products, manage quality control, package retail orders, and be a part of the Promise team. Customer service experience takes place at the Halifax Seaport Market and various craft events.
See more current photos of booths and markets for Promise of a Pearl.
In addition to weekly classroom sessions, one weekend shift is scheduled for each participant at the market.
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