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

Reported rates of employment for autistic adults range from 11 – 50%. Those who are employed are often under-employed or work in menial positions.

In January 2018, the Centre for Autism Services Alberta expanded its delivery of employment-readiness programs, offering the EmploymentWorks (EW) program to individuals 15 and older with a disability (not limited to but including autism). The EW program provides the next step of workplace training and mentorship to youth and adults who are now out of school and interested in entering the job market.