Worktopia currently offers three unique programs designed to improve employment readiness and enhance employment skills of individuals with ASD.
CommunityWorks Canada® is a peer supported pre-employment program for teens and young adults with ASD ages 15-21 who are currently attending high school. The program is delivered during after school hours and provides participants with the opportunity to develop and practice basic job skills, improve social and communication skills, acquire community volunteer experience and cultivate potential areas of interest for future employment.
EmploymentWorks Canada is a newly designed program that offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with ASD, who are no longer attending school and are seeking opportunities to develop the essential skills necessary to obtain meaningful and sustainable paid employment. It is a peer/co-worker supported program that uses adult learning principles to develop and practice social, communication and employment skills in a variety of workplace settings and teams.
SchoolWorks Canada offers social and vocational skills training to teens ages 15-21 with ASD who are currently attending high school. The program compliments existing school curriculum by adding elements unique to the learning needs of individuals with ASD, and is designed to improve academic motivation and achievement, increase social inclusion opportunities and enhance skills development through peer mentorships. The program also provides supported community work experiences to help prepare participants for the transition to adulthood and future employment.