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Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada Announce Federally Funded Employment Programs for Individuals with Autism

Geneva Centre for Autism is proud to deliver Worktopia’s empowering employment programming:

ABOUT WORKTOPIA PROGRAMS

CommunityWorks Canada® is a peer supported after school pre-employment program for teens and young adults ages 15-21 with ASD, who are currently attending high school. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and practice basic job skills, improve social and communication skills, acquire community volunteer experience and cultivate potential areas of interest for future employment.

EmploymentWorks Canada offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with ASD, who are no longer attending school and are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain meaningful and sustainable paid employment. It is a peer/co-worker supported program that uses adult learning principals to focus on skills development in a variety of real workplace settings.

SchoolWorks Canada offers social and vocational skills development to youth ages 15-21 with ASD, who are currently enrolled in high school. It compliments existing school curriculum by adding elements unique to the learning needs of individuals with ASD, and is designed to improve academic motivation and achievement, increase social inclusion and enhance skills development through peer mentorship. The program also provides supported community work experiences to help prepare participants for the transition to adulthood and future employment.

Read the full announcement here