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Time To Get Up And Go To Work! Strategies to Increase Employment Readiness
October 14, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us for the online presentation and live Q&A at the end!
In this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational steps to seek, secure, and maintain employment. Beginning with pre-employment skills such as exploring interests, resume writing, and job searching, through to interview skills and other self-advocacy skills (e.g., seeking supports, disclosure), participants will learn about a variety of strategies to help autistic individuals be successful in the workforce.
Dr. Shane Lynch (Special Education) is a Registered Psychologist and the Director of Innovation and Evaluation for The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and services offered to the community. Prior to coming to Sinneave, Shane was in clinical practice for over 20 years serving individuals, families, schools, and agencies as they supported individuals on the autism spectrum.
Ian Humphreys is a Skills Coach in the Launch + Skills, program at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is also the Coordinator of EmploymentWorks; a program designed to raise employment preparedness through training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on experience. Prior to joining The Sinneave Family Foundation, Ian became experienced in employer engagement and collaboration through his work as an Employment Placement Specialist and his time as a member of the Calgary Employment First Network.
This workshop was made available free online via AIDE Canada’s website.