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Employment Works

Posted May 14, 2019

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Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, July 30
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pacific Autism Family Centre
3688 Cessna Dr

  • Pacific Autism Family Network
  • 604-207-1980
  • No charge

What is Employment Works?

EmploymentWorks is a program that offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on experience, to adults with autism and other disabilities. The program is designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are willing to develop and practice the skills needed to support employment success.

EmploymentWorks is for individuals:

  • over the age of 15
  • who have autism or another disability
  • that are motivated to find a job
  • who can commit to the 3 months manualized program for 5 hours a week


Part 1: Manualized Program

For 12 weeks, up to 8 adult participants with autism and other disabilities attend 2.5 hour sessions twice a week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays:

  1. Structured Learning: focused on career exploration, employment readiness and soft skills development.
  2. Job Sampling: experiential learning for participants and employers in a variety of workplace settings.

Part 2: Labour Market Participation

The final phase of the program is intended to support the transition from weekly programming and job sampling to active job seeking and employment.

Facilitators will assist individuals in connecting to employment agencies and potential job opportunities, and provide training and support to employers.

For further information, please check out:

Employment Works

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