Workplace readiness training is offered in a in a 2,500 sq. ft. “Connections” suite which includes a Classroom, “Studio Apartment,” and Student Union communal setting to assist students on the Autism Spectrum, to develop the social skills necessary for employment and independent living.
Communication and interpersonal skills leading to job performance; financial literacy; public transportation management as well as job-seeking skills; and other “soft” skills necessary for employment will be taught. Instruction in self-advocacy and peer mentoring will assist graduates to negotiate workplace culture by communicating their thoughts, concerns, and needs with individuals working in their area(s) of interest.
VITA, Interactive Technology was developed specifically for persons on the Autism Spectrum and with related disabilities and uses the very latest in virtual reality technologies is a powerful tool to improve job interviewing skills.