Employment Resources

Programs

Ontario Disability Support Program: Employment Supports, ODSP Employment Supports can help individuals with a disability prepare for employment and find a job, or start their own business.

Youth Employment Fund: The Youth Employment Fund provides support to eligible youth aged 15 - 29 through Employment Ontario's Employment Service. They provide assessment and may provide employers with wage and training incentives.

Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP)

The Workplace Essential Skills Partnership, funded by Employment Ontario, is a dynamic employment program designed specifically to provide job seekers with disabilities with a professional view of the world of work. The WESP program gives participants the necessary tools to be competitive in today's job market and the confidence to become employed.

Lime Connect 

Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability. 

JVS Aspergers & ASD Programs

JVS offers Aspergers and ASD employment programs to those eligible in the Greater Toronto Area. Please visit their website and contact them directly for more information

Ministries

Ministry of Community & Social Services

"Don't Waste Talent" Campaign to Overcome Barriers to Employment. This ministry campaign reaches out to Ontario's employers and people with disabilities. Many people with disabilities can and want to work. They have the talent and qualifications necessary to do the job. So why is the unemployment rate for people with disabilities perpetually higher than it is for everyone else? 

People with disabilities:
. Discover the skills you have to offer in the workplace
. Learn what job help is available to you
. Connect with people who can get you started on the path to employment.

Employers and mangers across Ontario:
. Understand what hiring people with disabilities can bring to your business
. Learn tips to make your workplace and hiring practices more inclusive

Print Materials

How to Find Work That Works for People with Asperger Syndrome
book by Gail Hawkins http://hawkinsinstitute.com/

Career Development for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, NLD & Other Social Communication Challenges

Asperger's on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates, book by Rudy Simone

Asperger's Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical's Secrets for Success, book by Barbara Bissonette














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