Promoting and supporting the mutual benefits of hiring skilled autistic job seekers into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM).
Are you, or do you identify as on the autism spectrum? Do you have the training and skills to work in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math but struggle to find suitable employment? Level It Up is here to help!
Looking for new talent who can bring their diverse perspectives and niche skills into your workforce? Let us help you connect to some amazing job seekers!
In Canada, among children and youth 5 – 17 years of age, 1 in 50 (or 2%) have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Of these, 56% received their diagnosis by age 6 and more than 90% by the age of 12. Many remain un- or under-diagnosed, especially upon reaching adulthood.
Over the next decade, an estimated 500,000 teens (50,000 each year) will enter adulthood and age out of school-based autism services.
Accommodation may be as simple as wearing noise cancelling headphones, being seated in a quieter area, adjusting local lighting to be less bright/glaring, using direct and clear communication processes.
For autistic job seekers, our process provides much needed information and insights into their employability skills and aptitudes.
Our training and assessment process covers a range of topics and performance indicators that better prepare job seekers identifying as autistic for the world of work.
In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, Damon was laid off from his job at a call centre after 5 y of full time employment with glowing performance reviews. This came as quite a blow to his self-confidence and required major changes in his work/life schedule and balance. While Damon qualified for the Canadian Economic Recovery Benefit and Employment Insurance, his is driven to work, to continue contributing to his community and to finding new roles where his…
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