An estimated 53.4% of young adults with Autism have worked since high school, with only 33.6% currently employed. Whilst awaiting the full research study results to be released by UCLA, we offer an adapted version of PEERS for Careers for young people aged 16-35 with Autism, deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, or depression. This is suitable for young people who are interested in acquiring job-related, social, and practical skills with the aim of a successful transition from educational to employment settings. During PEERS for Careers, participants will be supported by their Career Coach (ie. parent/carer/support person) for support to practice and generalise the skills learnt. It is preferred that participants be currently studying.
The skills covered in the 20 x 1.5 hour session program include:
- Choosing a career
- Creating a resume
- Finding and applying for employment
- Electronic communication
- Understanding/navigating the workplace culture
- Conversational skills
- Interviewing etiquette
- Entering and exiting group conversations
- Humour in the workplace
- Stress management/executive functioning skills
- Conflict resolution.
*Private hourly individual rate is $195. NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99. Cost for the group Program of Support will average about $170 per hour including a complete customer experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry). Payment is required for both the young person and carer/career coach as 2 sessions will be attended concurrently.