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Employment Coaching

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Autism Nova Scotia offers FREE one-on-one employment coaching to Autistic individuals/individuals on the autism spectrum. Employment coaches can support employees in maintaining current employment, support with adaptations and communication in the workplace, and support you in meetings with your employer. Coaching will be faded as confidence and skills are built.

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Age/Life Stage:

Employed autistic youth and adults

Location:

On-the-job employment coaching is available in Halifax Regional Municipality.
Off-the-job employment coaching is available throughout Nova Scotia.

Employment Coaching

Employment coaches can support autistic youth and adults either on or off the job. Coaching can look different depending on what type of support an individual is looking for. Some common areas of support are:

•Learning the unwritten rules and grey areas of work
•Learning strategies to help complete tasks efficiently
•Communication with coworkers, supervisors, or customers
•Understanding the expectations of the job
•Self-advocacy
•Accommodations

On-the-job Employment Coaches:
On-the-job Employment Coaches will go with you to work. They will support you directly in the workplace and fade off as you are feeling more confident and comfortable in your role.

Off-the-job Employment Coaches:
Off-the-job Employment Coaches can meet with you virtually or on the phone for 1-2 hours per week to support you in meeting your employment goals. They will work with you to develop and implement strategies to be successful at work.

Contact:

Stacie Johnston, Coaching & Supports Coordinator


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