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Autism Employment Supports

Do you or a family member or friend with autism need help with the “soft skills” required to land and keep a job?
Would you like guidance on what career field would be best?
Do you or your friend or family member need individualized support on the job?

As you or your loved one make the transition to adulthood, we offer assistance with finding, keeping, and thriving in a job. We do this through accessing Medicaid-waiver services, vocational rehabilitation services, state-funded services, grant funding, and affordable private-pay options. Service availability varies by location.

Not sure where to start? ASNC can help

  • Job Skills, Preferred Activities, and Vocational Assessments: Our employment supports staff is trained in assessing and supporting the exploration of an individual’s skills and interests.
  • Job Development: Our staff is skilled in teaching individuals how to find and be hired for jobs that suit them, including providing support in tasks such as interviewing, creating a resume, and networking. We work with employers and individuals to ensure successful matches.
  • On-the-Job Training: For those who have a job, our staff supports individuals in learning the skills involved, learning a skill that is added to the requirements, and maintaining employment. Training on soft skills such as interactions with co-workers and supervisors is also included.
  • Long-Term Training and Support: Our staff is trained to implement the state and federally funded long-term training and support services. These services are also available as private-pay options. ASNC’s staff collaborates with each individual and his or her treatment team to develop and implement a long-term, individualized plan to achieve maximum independence and maintain the job.
  • JobTIPS: Free 12-week courses are available online to help individuals gain the necessary skills to gain employment.

2024 Online training schedule:

We are pleased to offer JobTIPS classes in the Spring (SPACES ARE FULL) and Fall of 2024. Class sessions are on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11 AM via Microsoft Teams. Space is limited to 10 people. Anyone registering after 2/25/2024 will be placed in the Fall 2024 session group. Email Connie Nester-Cole with questions. 


Spring Online JobTIPS schedule (this class session is full as of 2/26/2024):

  • March 7, 14, & 28
  • April 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, & 23

Fall Online JobTips schedule:

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24
  • October 31
  • November 7
  • November 14
  • November 21

To sign up, complete the Interest Form and a team member will contact you.


Asheville Area:

Asheville, NC 28803

Charlotte Area:

Charlotte, NC 28262

Greensboro Area:

Greensboro, NC 27405

If you are a business owner or manager who would like to know more about how to employ individuals with autism, please see our Employ Adults with Autism page.

Greenville Area:

Greenville, NC 27858

Raleigh Area:

Raleigh, NC 27607