Employment Collection

Aide Canada
AIDE Canada and partners have curated an extensive array of resources, designed for both employers and employees. Delve into our diverse selection of webinars, toolkits, and courses dedicated to empowering organizations and employees in creating an inclusive and thriving workplaces for neurodivergent individuals.

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For Library Resources

AIDE Canada Library offers a large collection of print and digital (eBook and audiobook) resources. For each of the resources below, we have included links to all available formats.

If you would like to borrow a print copy of one of these books, you can order it through our free Canada-wide borrow-by-mail service. eBooks and audiobooks can be borrowed online – just sign into our overdrive website or the Libby reading app using your AIDE Canada Library username and password. Visit the Library website to learn more. Questions? Email us at .

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Resources For Employers

“Estimates suggest that up to 20% of employees, customers and clients might have a neurodivergent condition - such as dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADHD or dyspraxia - yet these individuals often struggle to gain and maintain employment, despite being very capable. This practical, authoritative business guide will help managers and employers support neurodiverse staff and gives advice on how to ensure workplaces are neuro-friendly. The book demonstrates that neurodiversity is a natural aspect of human variation to be expected and accepted, rather than a deficit to be accommodated.”

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“This book provides a comprehensive curriculum on essential job-related social skills that will aid educators, job coaches, behavior specialists, behavior analysts, and other professionals to improve employment outcomes of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.”

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Resources For Autistic Individuals


“Planning a career around your special or intense interests is possible and, in fact, easier than you might think! If you're wondering how you can turn your love of animals, intense fascination of transportation or passion for information technology (and much more!) into a fulfilling career, that you will never get bored of, you've come to the right place!”

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“Successfully self-employed autistic author Robyn Steward shares her keen insights about the valuable skills and unique visions self-employed autistic people bring to the job market. This book will teach you how to bring these strengths into the world of self-employment, so that you can follow your passions as part of the community.”

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Courses, Toolkits, and Videos


Employers Perspective


In this course, we describe autism and other neurodivergences', typical reasons that your customers may become overwhelmed, support strategies to quickly de-escalate situations, and a discussion of how you can better work with and support your neurodivergent colleagues. This course takes between 90-120 minutes.



Establishing a successful inclusive workplace should not be one sided and does not just take the efforts of one person or team. In this webinar, The Sinneave Family Foundation will share a unified approach to creating inclusive workplaces that looks at actions and responsibilities of both the employee and employer. Attendees can expect to walk away with tangible tips and strategies they can action in real time. This framework for collaboration will enhance inclusive employment experiences by highlighting the considerations and needs of a neurodiverse workforce and inclusive employers.



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.



Individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or who are autistic 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.

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Employees Perspective


This collection features videos that explore the issues and opportunities of employment for autistic people. Topics include interview preparation, being a confident member of the workforce and how to answer specific interview questions. The videos are aimed to inform, support, and empower employers, employees, and job seekers on the autism spectrum.



The decision to share any diagnosis with your workplace is not always easy. It can be difficult to balance keeping your medical information private with the desire to receive support and accommodations at work. If you decide that you do want to share your diagnosis with your workplace, below are some tips to help you start the conversation.



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.



In this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational steps to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help autistic individuals be successful in the workforce.



This webinar will focus on the current supports and services 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!



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 to help fellow autistic adults on their career paths.



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.



Hosted by self-advocate Alex Yam, 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 Autism Calgary.



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.



Provincial organizations and individuals committed to the interests of autistic people have worked to develop helpful employment-focused resources and offer support in seeking improved employment opportunities. Some of these resources have been summarized here.

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