Individuals on the Autism Spectrum experience more challenges entering and sustaining employment. Our personal experience in this area enables us to uniquely help individuals attain and maintain their employment goals. We offer 3 different services depending on the person’s stage of life:
♠ Individual Career Planning and coaching
♠ Group Coaching
♠ Consultation for Parents
Individual Career Planning and Coaching
Career Planning is a person-centered, comprehensive employment planning and support service that provides assistance for individuals to obtain, maintain or advance in competitive employment or self-employment. Coaching sessions are customized based on individual needs, and can include:
♠ Career Exploration
♠ Interests and skill assessment
♠ Finding a Job that Meets your Needs
♠ Resume preparation
♠ How to apply for jobs online
♠ Strategies to Reduce Anxiety/Stress
♠ Preparing for the Interview
♠ The Art of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
♠ Understand disclosure and accommodations
♠ Keeping a Job and Succeeding at Work
A 20-hour intensive program for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or entering the job market for the first time addressing the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult.
♠ Small group meetings provide detailed, step-by-step instructions from identifying strengths and challenges that impact employment to career research, communication, resume preparation, networking and interviewing.
♠ Topics include: decoding the language of job postings; overcoming telephone interviewing phobia; how to navigate job interviews, answer common questions.
♠ How to Appropriately Communicate and Socialize at Work. Compose a resume and cover letter.
♠ Develop a realistic job search plan.
Consultation for parents
Are you weighing options for post-secondary education? Concerned about whether your child’s college major will prepare him or her for employment? Wondering what to do now that college didn’t work out? Struggling to understand why your son or daughter can’t get – or keep – a job?
Consultations provide objective, honest feedback based on years of experience coaching individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (autism spectrum disorder), Nonverbal Learning Disorder and related conditions.
♠ Evaluate post-secondary schooling/college majors that offer the greatest chance for future employment – based on your son or daughter’s unique profile of abilities and challenges
♠ Explore options for individuals who have lost several jobs, or cannot secure employment in a particular field
♠ Identify techniques for correcting behaviors that jeopardize employment success
Please contact us to learn more about the program. We also offer free 1/2 hour coaching session. No obligations!