We understand the needs of individuals living with a wide range of disabilities and the support required to obtain meaningful employment. Our targeted employment and volunteer programs unlock your abilities so you can reach your potential at work.
We specialize in working with individuals with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mental health issues, physical challenges and more.
For more information about our programs, please contact us at 416-787-1151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Project GOLD – Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabilities
Preparing individuals with learning disabilities for employment
GOLD is a free program that assists adults with learning disabilities or ADHD to better understand their learning disabilities in order to achieve and retain meaningful employment. The program includes a return to work action plan, employment-related workshops, job search support, and job coaching.
Participants will better understand how the LD or ADHD affects their lives both in and outside of the workplace. Individuals with disabilities are often reluctant to disclose their disability to an employer; our staff will help with discussing accommodations and disclosure letters for the workplace.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Job-Readiness Program
Specialized coaching for jobseekers with autism
Specifically designed for individuals with ASD between the ages of 18 and 30 years, this strength-based program will lead you to employment and work environments so you can do your best work. Services include an eight week workshop series to develop your job readiness skills, weekly one-on-one sessions, a work experience placement for up to 14 weeks, on-site job coaching and job retention workshops.
The program is highly structured, and provides participants with eight weeks of employment workshops three times a week that focus on topics like workplace communication, employer interactions, workplace behaviour, and self advocacy.
Throughout the program, participants attend weekly one-on-one counselling sessions with our Workforce Specialists to set and achieve goals, and to support them in their transition into work followed by on-the-job coaching to ensure a successful paid work placement for up to 14 weeks.
Al Green Resource Centre
Employment and volunteer preparation for individuals with learning or developmental disabilities
This centre specializes in creating meaningful employment, training and volunteer opportunities that develop work, life and social skills through targeted programming. All services are delivered by a team of professional Employment Counsellors, Workforce Specialists and Job Coaches who are knowledgeable on developmental disabilities and have direct experience working with a wide range of individuals.
Person Directed Planning Initiative
Preparation and support for life transitions through volunteer positions, employment and/or educational opportunities.
Developing Work Connections
A pre-employment and life skills program for individuals, 18 and older, with developmental disabilities. On-site and community-based activities, which enhance life skills, pre-employment and personal development, and help individuals integrate into the community. Includes a focus on Individualized Support Plan goals and assisting participants to work towards their goals, promotion of inclusive opportunities through meaningful group or individualized volunteer placement in the community, job coaching support, social and recreational activities. Note: Participants need to be registered with Developmental Services Ontario.
Youth: Community Choices for Success
A pre-employment program for individuals, aged 18 to 29,with a Dual Diagnosis. Transitional support services for youth with a dual diagnosis – mental health diagnosis coupled with a developmental disability. Includes activities to enhance vocational planning, volunteering and life skills workshops, a focus on Individualized Support Plan goals and assisting participants to work towards their goals, experience with meaningful group and individualized volunteer placement – with job coaching support -in the community. Note: Participants need to be registered with Developmental Services Ontario.
Path 2 Work
Helping adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities prepare for and find employment. Understand your strengths and challenges in the workplace. Develop strategies to successfully get and keep a new job. Includes a personalized Employment Action plan, one-on-one employment counselling, Employment and Life Skills workshops, introductions to employers, job interview preparation, and on-the-job coaching and support.
Pour le service en français , s’il vous plaît contacter:
Les Services de l’Ontario pour les personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle
1 (855) 372-3858 DSOTR@surreyplace.on.ca
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