Autism at Work promotes the inclusive hiring of adults with autism. ARC matches skilled adults to inclusive employers in various job roles, depending on need, skill, and interest. Employers access free training and services for the duration of a person’s position.
ARC offers, free of charge:
• pre-employment screening of qualified candidates
• business needs assessment to identify areas of impact and opportunity
• onsite training and job coaching for coworkers, management, and supported employees
• dedicated follow-up support for the duration of the position
• skilled, independent adults with autism in various positions
• competitive pay for competitive work
• equal opportunity hiring decisions, with consideration of individual needs
ARC partners with many inclusive employers, including iQmetrix, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, City of Regina, SaskTel, and Costco Wholesale.
More coming soon!
Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national employment program for persons with an intellectual disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With the announcement of the 2019 Federal Budget, The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) are pleased to announce the launch of RWA Phase 2. This program will enable RWA to again be active in all provinces and territories, within 20 primary communities. The Government of Canada has made a 3-year investment in RWA to continue its work with employers and community agencies across the country to generate employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and ASD.
Based on outcomes and evaluation, the award winning RWA is one of the most successful national employment initiatives of its kind in the history of the country. It has drastically changed the quality of life for persons with an intellectual disability or autism and has supported a more competitive labour market in Canada. RWA has brought real outcomes and has empowered thousands of job seekers with an intellectual disability or ASD who previously were unable to enter or remain in the competitive labour force while providing employers with a source of talent that was previously overlooked.
The Autism Resource Centre is pleased have Brenna Steffensen. RWA Team member, at ARC. She joined the team in September and would be pleased to connect with you to learn more about your labour needs and to share with you information on how RWA can support you in inclusive hiring. Brenna can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone, 306-716-7199.
Autism Resource Centre
199 Leonard Street
Regina, SK S4N 5X5
Regularnoffice hours are:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday
Closed weekends and statutory holidays