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Autism Employment Supports

Do you or your loved one need help with the “soft skills” required to land and keep a job?
Would you like guidance on what career field would be best for you or your loved one?
Do you or your loved one 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.

Online training available:

We are pleased to offer JobTIPS classes throughout the year. Class sessions are listed below.


Fall 2023 Online JobTIPS classes will be offered on Monday afternoons from 2-3 PM via Microsoft Teams. Space is limited to 10 people.

  • Dates are August 21 and 28; September 4, 11, 18, and 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; November 6.
  • Complete the Interest Form and a team member will contact you.


Asheville Area:

Asheville, NC 28803

Charlotte Area:

Charlotte, NC 27858

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