Employment Works

Employment Works (EW) is a 12-week program providing employment readiness training and assistance to autistic adults. Geared towards those looking to join or re-enter the workforce, EW helps participants develop and hone the skills for achieving success in employment.

A Hands-On Adult Employment Training Program

Employment Works (EW) is a 12-week pre-vocational program that offers employment preparedness training and support to autistic adults. The program is designed for individuals who want to enter or return to the workforce, and who are willing to develop and practice the skills needed to support employment success.

Beyond the program, EW remains committed to its participants' long-term success. Alumni services provide ongoing support, including job placement assistance, continued education opportunities, and access to a robust network of employers committed to diversity and inclusion.

In essence, Employment Works is more than just a program; it's a catalyst for transformation, igniting the spark of potential in every participant and guiding them on a journey toward meaningful employment and self-fulfillment. By equipping individuals with the skills, confidence, and support they need to succeed, EW is reshaping perceptions, breaking down barriers, and paving the way for a more inclusive workforce and society.

To learn more, contact Bailey, Manager of Employment Initiatives: employmentservices@pacificautismfamily.com

Employment Works focal Points:

Knowing Yourself as a Working Person

What are my strengths and interests? What is my plan of action?

Engaging in Employment Culture

What does the boss want? How to overcome challenges?

Building Skills for Employment

How to network; developing social thinking skills.

How it Works

Individual goals are targeted through a series of structured learning and development activities in the Employment Works program. Applicants will have exposure to varying workplace settings and teams and will get the opportunity to apply and practice skills through peer mentor support.

Through this multifaceted approach, Employment Works not only equips individuals with the technical skills needed for employment success but also nurtures the resilience, adaptability, and interpersonal finesse essential for thriving in today's workforce. By embracing the power of learning and mentorship, Employment Works transforms aspirations into achievements, empowering individuals to reach their full potential and embark on fulfilling career journeys.

What the Program accomplishes

Employment Works addresses various areas of employment preparedness training, including self-development, social and communication skills, life skills and confidence building. Through the 12-week program you will:

  • Accquire and/or advance their employment relevant skills
  • Develop and work towards achievable employment goals
  • Build confidence and broaden community engagement for greater social inclusion and enjoyment
  • Hone community reach to build capacity and awareness of the contributions individuals with ASD, or other barriers, bring to the workplace and to identify ways to create inclusive environments that foster success
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of mentorship and how they can support participant’s efforts to achieve employment skills and vocations goals

participate and Learn More About Employment Works

If you are interested in the Employment Works program starting in September, please complete the form and we will be in touch about official registration in early August or late July.


For inquries, please contact us at employmentservices@pacificautismfamily.com

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