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Employment Programs

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:

PGA National LogoTown of Jupiter           Jupiter Medical Center

Download the Work Experience Program brochure 

View the Eligibility Requirements here

View the Application & Enrollment Process here

For more information on the Work Experience Program:
Contact: Trudi Zayac, MSW/MA
Director of Adult Services
Phone: 561-320-9521

Vocational Rehabilitation

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.

For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation:
Contact Howard Thomas, Employment Coordinator
Phone: 561-598-6200, ext. 2059