Parent Guide©

Beginning the work experience journey with your teen with autism

Version 1.0

Copyright © 2018.  The Sinneave Family Foundation.


The Parent Guide© has been developed by The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) as part of the Worktopia project.  It is intended to be shared as an open resource to support autistic individuals and their families as they prepare and plan for employment.

Sinneave would like to acknowledge Wendy Mitchell, Ph.D, R.SLP, Worktopia National Program Development Manager, and Chandra Lebenhagen, Autism Specialist with the Calgary Board of Education for their authorship, and the parents who contributed to the development of the guide.

Worktopia is a national initiative sponsored by The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada, and is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.

Acceptable Use of Materials and Processes

The Parent Guide© is free to use either personally or in a group setting, and can be adapted to suit your local geography.   To inquire about permission and access to adapt these materials, please contact


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