Worktopia Parent Guide

Young people on the autism spectrum are capable of amazing things, including work and establishing a career. Developing potential career possibilities and finding first work experiences needs to begin early, while teens are in high school, because work-based learning during school leads to better employment outcomes later in life. This easy-to-use guide helps parents and…

Employer Resource Quick Guide

Employer Resource Quick Guide

This resource highlights key phases of the employment lifecycle extracted from the Success in the Workplace: Employer Toolkit. It shares strategies and adjustments that support both employee and employer success. The Employer Toolkit was authored by an autistic self-advocate, and development of the full resource involved extensive engagement with autistic employees and a range of employers…

Employer Resource List

Employer Resource List

In this resource you can find a collective list of links to websites and documents from various Tool Kits and Employment Service Providers to help in hiring practices, recruitment, and other activities and strategies involved in the inclusive hiring process. Click Here to Download the Employer Resource List  

Employer’s Getting to Know Tomorrow’s Employee Today

Employer’s Getting to Know Tomorrow’s Employee Today

Creating Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for Autistic Individuals We all have unique strengths, challenges, talents and interests. Individuals on the autism spectrum and other disabilities are no different. Despite this, labour force participation for persons with developmental disabilities is only 50% compared to any other disability in Canada, and the employment rate for autistic individuals…

The Parent Experience

The Parent Experience

Improving Parent Outlooks on Employment Futures The EmploymentWorks program is designed to improve the employment readiness and skills of youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. During its’ development, the evaluation team took the opportunity to learn more about how the programs affect the perceptions and hope for the future that parents have as…

Employment for Women on the Autism Spectrum

Employment for Women on the Autism Spectrum

Men and Women who Participated in the EmploymentWorks Program During the development of EmploymentWorks, data was collected on the young adults who participated in this employment readiness program. The evaluation team took the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between women and men and have summarized their learnings including factors that influence employment outcomes…