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Employer’s Getting to Know Tomorrow’s Employee Today

Creating Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for Individuals with Autism We all have unique strengths, challenges, talents and interests. Individuals with autism 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 individuals with autism […]

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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 with autism. 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 their son […]

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Employment for Women with Autism

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 […]

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Ecosystem Approach to Employment and Autism

Working age individuals with autism have the lowest employment rate in Canada at 14.3% in comparison to the general population (92.7%) and other disability groups (45.2%). This significant under-engagement in the labour force demonstrates the need to consider new and innovative approaches to employment to support long-term improved outcomes and overall quality of life. An […]

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Setting the Stage for Employment

What employers value and how to “set the stage” for employment within the home environment “Did you clean up your mess? Do you have everything you need? Did you walk the dog? It’s your turn to make dinner, do you have all the ingredients? If you are parent, you have likely asked similar questions countless […]

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