Supported Employment Program
Let Els for Autism Foundation support your business in the recruitment and onsite training of qualified and talented individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities excel in the areas of attendance, punctuality, job tenure, and adherence to policies and procedures. As a matter of fact, businesses will often tell us that their employees with autism are often the most reliable and hard working.
“Big corporations are sharing best practices of hiring individuals with autism, but many small businesses are seeing the value as well.”
– Dr. Kerri Morse, Adult Services Manager, Els for Autism
Hire Trained Candidates
Els for Autism Foundation offers a 16-week Work Experience Training Program to prepare adults seeking employment in the municipality, hospitality or healthcare industries. This training program, offered in partnership with the Town of Jupiter, PGA National Resort & Spa, and Jupiter Medical Center allows participants to learn industry-specific work-skills. After completing the program, the graduates are ready to start their careers and add value to your business.
Benefit for Employers
Partnering with Els for Autism gives your business support in hiring employees with autism and other developmental disabilities whose talents align with your business goals. Our job coaches and clinical staff offer assistance during the on-boarding, orientation, skill development, and retention process. Additionally, the Foundation provides on-site training for managers and staff to support existing diversity initiatives and enhance workplace culture. Furthermore, businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for tax credits and deductions. More detailed information may be found in the IRS publications.
Benefit for Employees
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 webinar resources, go to the Adult Services – Employer Resources tab. Here you will find informative webinars such as:
- What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
- Recruiting Qualified Candidates with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Hiring and Onboarding Process
- Keys to Successful Support & Providing Accommodations
- Affecting Your Bottom Line – The Impact of Hiring Individuals with ASD
- Sensitivity Training for Employers
Read about businesses taking part in the Supported Employment Program: