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Autism 30 Lonnie Belfer from Avia Employment Services

Apr 15, 2018

Who is Lonnie Belfer? History and philosophy of Avia Employment Services. Customized employment and assessment services explained. Comprehensive assessments. Thriving in the workforce. Coaching and continued supports. How companies thrive. Ableism - how it affects our community and how to eradicate it. Minimal qualifications needed. The prospective company process. What he loves about his work. His success stories. Autism in his own words.

Avia Employment Services
Suite 290-3631 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6X 2B9
110-6651 Elmbridge Way, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V7C 5C2

Telephone: 778-732-0285
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @AviaEmployment

Focus Professional Services, Inc. With Carol Simpson

January 15, 2018

Who is Carol Simpson? The history of Focus Professional Services Inc. Why she created the company. The Company manifesto. What they do. Neurodiversity consulting. Why language is so important. Their business model. Different levels explained. How the companies benefit. Focus on strengths. Ableism explained and how they are working to combat it. Why our community can excel. Preconceived ideas eradicated “myths”. Manual software testing. Data Cleansing and Migration. Automated testing, etc. Where is the focus for business? Neurodiversity in the workplace and training. Transition of knowledge. Support offered. How to apply and prerequisites needed. The interview process and testing. Employment readiness. Biggest challenges. Her success stories. The continuum of being a human being. Gratitude, grace and Advocacy. Autism in her own words.

Focus Professional Services Inc.
514 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 1T2

Phone: 604-620-0140
Email: [email protected]

EmploymentWorks Canada Program

September 15, 2017

Who is SF Walker and Rebecca Farnell. The history and philosophy of the EmploymentWorks Canada Program. Who is the program for, and it’s duration. What takes place during sessions and skills taught. Why it is important for our ASD community, and job statistics. Job sampling. Communication and self-reflection. Skills: who am I, stress, bullying, disclosure, boss vs. co-worker, professionalism, time management, goal setting, resume building, and community interaction. Post program support. Weekly employment group. Teacher student ratio. Program schedule. Cost. What they love about their work. What they want the world to know about autism.

EmploymentWorks Canada
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V7B 1C7

Phone: 604-207-1980


Rebecca Farnell, Program Coordinator: [email protected]
SF Walker, Program Facilitator: [email protected]
Sita Sahasrabudhe, Program Facilitator: [email protected]

PosAbilities Association of BC (Ms. Monique Nelson: Director of Community Engagement)

February 15, 2016

The history, philosophy and benefits of PosAbilities. What is person centered thinking. The Rights of a person with disability in British Columbia and Canada and why it’s important to know. Ages served and programs offered. Transitioning, employment, and home living. Areas served and funding explained. Recommended application dates. Workshops offered. Connection to community. Success stories. Autism in Monique’s own words.

PosAbilities Association of BC
Address: Suite 240-4664 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada V5C 5T5
Phone: 604-299-4001
Email: [email protected]