Teens and young adults with autism face distinct challenges finding work and pursuing career goals.

Reported rates of employment for adults with autism range from 15 – 50%. Those who are employed are often under-employed or work in menial positions.

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta provides pre-employment-readiness programming with the EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) program. This program applies to individuals between the ages of 15-64 with autism and/or other disabilities. The EWC program provides the next step of workplace training and mentorship to youth and adults. We offer flexible programming to suit participants, from high-school EWC programming offered in school or after school hours, to virtual delivery, to in-person sessions, or a combination.  EmploymentWorks Canada is for you if you are motivated to seek pre-employment preparedness training and want to enter the job market.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.