CERIC is pleased to be partnering with the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) for the first time to offer a 3-part webinar series – The Career Development Professional’s Guide to Effectively Serving Clients Living on the Autism Spectrum with recognized ASD consultant Sarah Taylor.

Currently 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it the number one neurological disorder diagnosed today. Without an understanding of neurodiversity and some tweaks in methodology, traditional coaching models fail to effectively meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. As more and more people with this diagnosis enter the workforce, this skill set is crucial to the modern-day career practitioner. The series will help practitioners to empower their practice and effectively support high-functioning individuals living with Autism, Asperger’s and Verbal Learning Disorder.

  • Webinar #1: What and How of Autism – and its impact on employment Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #2: Autism Employment Barriers… and how to get around them Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Webinar #3: Autism Employment Success: He got the job, now what? Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Taylor is a Principal Consultant at Next Level ASD Consulting. She worked at the renowned Society for Treatment of Autism (located in Calgary) for 17 years and over that time developed her skills in assessment, consultation and advocacy for people who live on the Autism Spectrum. In 2014, Taylor made the switch from working with and advocating for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder to designing and implementing a federally funded program that provided employment supports for adults with autism and coaching support to partner employers.

The cost for the full series is $159. A discount is available for CASE members.

CERIC partners with associations and organizations across Canada and beyond to present webinars that offer timely, convenient and affordable professional development. Previously, CERIC has worked with the New Brunswick Career Development AssociationBC Career Development AssociationOntario Association for Career Management, Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers, Career Professionals of Canada, Career Development Association of Alberta, Nova Scotia Career Development Association, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and the US-based National Career Development Association.