The Building Independence operated as a 3 year pilot project from 2014 to 2017. It supported youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder to develop appropriate work behaviours, increase their independence and prepare for the future.
The target group included individuals:
- between 16 to 25 y,
- who had and were aware of an ASD diagnosis,
- were interested in finding and keeping a job,
- were able to commit to attend scheduled training sessions, and
- were willing to complete pre and post evaluation measures as part of the pilot project process.
You can review the final report for the pilot project here.
Currently, the 11 week pre-employment prep program operated through Building Independence is offered periodically through Asperger Manitoba Inc. and other organizations.
If you, or someone you know is interested in participating in this program, visit: www.asperger-manitoba.ca for additional information.
This site was designed to provide helpful resources to individuals with ASD and their families as they pursue employment. Check out our Resources Page to learn more.