Beyond High School: Self Identity and Managing Life
This Toolkit offers information that may be particularly useful for teens who are nearing the end of high school and moving toward adulthood. It includes information, practical tips and exercises under the following titles: “What You Need to Know: Facts about Teens Like Me”, “The Future: Education, Job Training, Employment and Housing”, “Independence & Organization: What’s the Deal with Executive Functioning?”, “Steps I Can Take in High School”, “Life After High School”, and “Money”. The Toolkit was written by Laura Beaune. Ms. Beaune is a social worker who has worked extensively with youth.
Employment Supports and Services Webinar
This webinar will focus on the current supports and services that are provided by Autism Nova Scotia. It will allow you to gain insight on the current employment opportunities to support person-directed future planning for individuals with Autism 15+ and older!
Employment and Vocation: Perspectives and Experiences
Individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or those on the autism spectrum have historically been under-employed, despite having many strengths that can make them ideal employees. In this webinar, we will bring a panel of experts and those with lived experiences to share their insights into how we can better support and create more inclusive work environments to empower individuals and allow them to find fulfilling careers- not just jobs
Professional Development - Customer Service
Managers know that finding and keeping good employees is key to long-term success and customer satisfaction. This course is designed to help employers and managers support employees with differences related to autism. It provides information to Canadian businesses, and breaks down myths and other misinformation regarding autism and intellectual disability.
Employment: A Saskatchewan Self Advocate's Employment Journey
This personal essay written by an autistic self advocate shares the struggles, successes and lessons learned as they moved through their employment journey. It was written with the intention of assisting fellow autistic adults on their career paths.
Launch into life! Quickstart Planning Tool
What do you want your adult life to look like? This QuickStart Planning Tool will Help you build a plan for success as you transition to adulthood. Developed by the Sinneave Family Foundation, this on-line course can help anyone with goal planning and life skills, but is particularly designed for use by individuals in the autism and/or intellectual disability community.
What is Job Coaching?: A Toolkit to Support Access to Employment
There are many pathways to working, including employment, volunteering and business development. We view Job Coaching as identifying, celebrating and building upon strengths and vocation-related interests of individuals with autism and/or intellectual disability in terms of employment. The aim of this Toolkit is to offer skills and ideas for Job Coach development, based on multiple sources.
Diffability - Autistic Individuals in the Workplace
Hosted by self advocate Alex Tam, this video introduces the Spectrum Advantage employment program and the opportunities it offers for autistic teens and adults in Alberta. This resource was developed in partnership with the Autism Calgary.
Employment in Manitoba
This video created by Matt Durraugh, a self-advocate from the autistic community, describes challenges and resources that exist for autistic community members seeking employment in Manitoba. Interviews with autistic individuals discuss challenges, services, accommodations and workplace relationships.
Access Counts Autism Conference -Video - SAAAC Autism Centre
Panel discussion on models of access to support and the barriers to access in different sectors. Panel members describe the best practices for collaborative approaches that bring together health care, education, community agencies, and employment sectors to coordinate care and adjusting support access across the lifespan.
Worktopia: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Enter the Workforce
Guide for families when looking to prepare their child to enter the workforce. Includes information on the steps for moving forward, how to support and engage your child, and resources for developing a work experience plan. Created by the Sinneave Family Foundation.
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