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.

*** CommunityWorks Program is currently ON HOLD ***

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is pleased to deliver the CommunityWorks Canada® (CWC) program to youth with autism, who are currently in school.  The program is delivered during after-school hours and provides participants with the opportunity to work with community partners to learn about the community, develop work skills, and build social communication. The program requires a commitment of 2.5 hours per week, over 12 weeks. Participants also learn many of the soft skills that support future employment success: accepting responsibility, social rules, time management, conflict resolution, and problem-solving.

Volunteer mentors receive comprehensive training and provide valuable peer support, modeling acceptable workplace behaviours. Community partners play an important role in generating awareness and promoting understanding and acceptance of autism in our community.

In January 2018, the Centre for Autism Services Alberta expanded its delivery of employment -readiness programs, also offering the EmploymentWorks (EW) program to individuals 15 and older with 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.


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CommunityWorks Canada® Peer Mentors

*** CommunityWorks Program is Currently ON HOLD *** We are seeking Peer Mentors for CommunityWorks Canada® Become a peer…