The Els for Autism Foundation offers a work experience program to prepare adults seeking employment in the hospitality or healthcare industry. This training program, offered in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and PGA National Resort & Spa , allows participants with developmental disabilities ages 18+ who have completed high school, to learn industry specific work skills and demonstrate their ability to add value to core business operations.
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Jupiter Medical Center – Spring 2017 – Now in Session
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Participants have the opportunity to gain skills in dietary, human resources, operating room preparation, and materials management. Please fill out an application form to get started today!
PGA National Resort & Spa Hospitality Program – Coming in the Fall of 2017
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Benefits for employers:
Partnering with Els for Autism gives your business support in recruiting employees with special needs whose talents align with your business goals. Els for Autism offers assistance during the on-boarding, orientation, skill development, and retention process.
In addition, the Els for Autism Foundation provides on-site training for managers and staff to support existing diversity initiatives and enhance workplace culture. Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for tax credits and deductions. More detailed information may be found in the IRS publications here.
Benefits for participants:
So often, who we are is what we do. Besides earning an income, employment is a necessary means for individuals to have a sense of independence, become part of their community, and share their strengths and talents.
For more information on the Work Experience Program:
Contact: Dr. Kerri Morse, Ed.D., Adult Services Coordinator