Work Experience Program
Els for Autism Foundation offers a 16-week Work Experience Program (8-weeks in two different departments at the host site) to prepare adults seeking employment in the local municipality, healthcare, or hospitality industries. The Work Experience training program 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. Participants must have the goals to seek paid employment and to work independently at the completion of the community-based work experience program.
Work Experience Program Partners:
Els for Autism is a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provider for Employment Services and all participants must be VR customers. Once participants complete the training program, Foundation staff work with community employers to secure paid employment positions. Those looking to pursue post-secondary education, with the use of funding from Vocational Rehabilitation, should complete their education before participating in the Work Experience Program.