Nova Scotia autism program aims to help people find, keep jobs

A new program aims to give adults on the autism spectrum the skills and experience they need to find and keep work.

The Autism Works Launchpad began last week. And already, 27-year-old Lauren King says she’s already picked up some employment tips.

“I’ve learned what makes you a good colleague and interview skills and job skills and how to dress appropriately for work and appropriate questions to ask at work,” King said.

The program, which runs three days a week, helps six people who are 18 or older and have graduated high school.

“The idea is to give our participants all of the skills and all of the knowledge they need to gain meaningful employment,” says David Paterson, Autism Nova Scotia’s education and employment coordinator.

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-autism-program-aims-to-help-people-find-keep-jobs-1.3100694

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