Employment Supports

JobTIPS programs in Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh

JobTIPS, which supports adults with autism as they explore career opportunities and develop work skills, meets once a week for 12 weeks in Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh.

Click on the locations below to register. All classes will accommodate "rolling/ongoing" registrations. You do not have to attend the first class to participate, but you must contact the JobTIPS instructor for your area to confirm your start date. (See below for contact info.)

Fayetteville: TBA 

Greensboro: 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 4-March 22

Raleigh: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 29

For more information, please contact:

Greensboro: Shannon Pena, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 336-404-6664

Fayetteville: Kimberly Grice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 910-864-2769, ext. 1212

Raleigh: Shannon Arnold, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-390-7231

 

Other Employment Supports

As your loved one makes the difficult 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.

If you are not sure where to start, ASNC can help. Individuals with ASD can look to the Autism Society of North Carolina for the services that will help with supported employment, a general phrase used in discussing the services and supports available when working with individuals 16 and older to obtain and maintain paid work in integrated settings. We approach this transition in three steps:

Job Skills, Preferred Activities, and Vocational Assessments: Our employment supports coordinators are trained in assessing and supporting the ongoing exploration of an individual’s skills and interests.

Job Development: Our employment supports professionals are skilled in teaching individuals how to find and be hired for a job that suits them, including providing support in tasks such as interviewing, creating a resume, and networking.

On-the-Job Training: For those who have a job, our employment supports professionals and instructors support 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.

Once your loved one is successfully placed and working, we help them maintain their employment through Long-Term Training and Support. Our employment supports instructors are 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 employment supports coordinators collaborate 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.