Our community have amazing but often hidden strengths and talents which can be uncovered with the right support and understanding. Support, recognition and guidance connected to employment is critical. Our co-designed programs are delivered by individuals with autistic lived experience and aim to ensure that participants can thrive at work. Our lived experience team of coaches and facilitators understand the balance of strengths, talents, needs and challenges. Our World Of Work programs are strengths-based, focused on empowerment and are designed to support participants in each stage of their career. These are not therapy or deficit based. We understand and we empower with a targeted model for job seekers, employees and employers. Our programs provide strategies to develop self-understanding and tools to promote positive engagement in the world of work.
Teens work knowhow program (ILC funded)
At AV, we believe that our early career experiences build our life foundations. This needs to start with work experience in our teens.
Our Teens Work KnowHow program provides teens in our community with a pathway to understand themselves and the world of work. They develop job readiness skills, in a way that is positive, empowering, practical and geared towards their individual learning styles. They also receive supported work experience within the existing schools program. For more details visit the Teens Work KnowHow Page.
Participants will leave with more career understanding, self-confidence and some useful tools to help map out their own future in work.
We will be offering the next work experience placement in the second week of the April school holidays in 2024.
If you would like us to include you in future emails about this activity, we invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list. You can select all the topics relevant to you, and you can also update this at a later date if you need to.
Community Guide: How to join the AV mailing list
If you already receive emails from AV, you can update your Areas of Interest in your AV profile to include this activity to ensure we include you in future emails.
Community Guide: How to update your AV profile (including your Areas of Interest)
For more information, contact our Employment Projects Manager, Jacob.
Looking for guidance on finding work or advancing your career?
Are you looking for coaching to improve your ability to navigate the job search and recruitment process as well as retaining work or improving your work success?
We offer a range of services to help you to approach employment with improved support and confidence.
To apply, please complete our online Coaching Program - Participant Application.
For more information please visit the Coaching page.
Do you want information on recruiting and supporting Aspergers, autistic, and neurodivergent staff?
We believe that fulfilling employment for neurodiverse minds starts with great employers who understand the power of different minds.
Are you looking for capable, dedicated and productive staff? Do you value out of the box thinking and innovation?
We are here to help you train and support you and your existing staff to create a work environment that will ultimately support ALL staff to work and communicate more effectively and deliver better business outcomes.