Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
A skills-based approach to matching jobseekers with autism to local employers
Avalon Employment, Inc. is a Canadian NGO based in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador that provides employment services for people with autism and developmental disabilities. In 2010 it launched the Autism Employment Facilitator model, an individual job-matching process focused on identifying skills, both formal and informal, matching the person to employment opportunities and offering follow-up support to individuals and businesses. The model supported 70 to 80 individuals in 2020.
“Working independently is one of my goals. I used to need a job coach, but now I can do this alone!”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Autism Employment Facilitator|
|Organisation:||Avalon Employment, Inc.|
|Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador), Bangladesh, India, and Nepal|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|