CommunityWorks Canada®
Ages 14-17

High School Students with Autism

 

Your future is waiting. Take the first step.

This innovative program provides a structured opportunity for high school students with ASD to prepare for future employment and build their résumés while volunteering in their community. Supported by peer mentors, CommunityWorks Canada (CWC) participants make important contributions to community organizations.

  • Weekly sessions
  • Sample jobs and find your interests
  • Develop employment-readiness skills in a supportive environment
  • Gain valuable skills for life
  • Work with peer mentors
  • Build lasting friendships

 

Did You Know?

A strong indicator of long-term job success is the employment-related experiences we have as teenagers.  Adults with ASD have the lowest employment rate in Canada at 11% (compared to the general population at 79% and other disabilities at 49%).  The CommunityWorks Canada® program can help change that discrepancy.

Don’t have any volunteer or work experience just yet? Don’t worry! You can get started with CWC

Eligibility Requirements

  • 14 – 17 years old, diagnosed with ASD
  • Motivated to seek a volunteer or paid employment opportunity
  • Average academic skills

An initial screening assessment will be conducted to ensure appropriateness of program application

ENROLLMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM IS ONGOING

NEW! CWC is now eligible for FSCD funding

APPLY TODAY!

For more information or to apply, please contact
Brady Hughes
bhughes@centreforautism.ab.ca
780.488.6600 ext. 249

 

dates

Fall Session
Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 - Dec. 12

location

Weeks 1, 2, and 12
Centre for Autism Services Alberta

Weeks 3-11
Various community organizations
throughout the Edmonton area