Everyday Heroes: autism + transitioning to employment Premiers at Robert Bateman Highschool
Autism Job Club increases awareness of the unique challenges and solutions for young people with ASD looking for work, and to promote inclusive employment hiring practices in Halton with member documentary.
By: Autism Job Club
"If you missed the sneak peek of this amazing film at our October 2017 conference, you will not want to miss this special premiere screening,"says Maralyn Ellis,Principal of Futures Found and Lead Facilitator for the AutismJobClub. "The film features six of our Autism Job Club members,candidly sharing their challenges,their unique accommodation strategies,and their successes. It's inspiring to see the continuous effort these individuals put into achieving their goals."
This event will spotlight a "Star Walk" to recognize local employers who have hired or otherwise supported our Job Club members. An Autism Job Club table will be set up so you can meet some of our members and talk to them about where they are on their road to employment.
"Colin Baxter, who shot and edited this film, is a local filmmaker on the spectrum who did an amazing job of capturing our members stories," says Ellis. "We are grateful for the grant from the Ontario government that made this film possible. Everyday Heroes also features illustrations by local spectrum artist David Beresford, who is a wonderful mentor to our Autism Job Club members."
The event takes place on February 12, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Robert Bateman High School, 5151 New Street in Burlington. Admission is FREE. All welcome! For more information, visit www.autismjobclub.ca. (http://www.autismjobclub.ca/
Autism Job Club has been operating out of Robert Bateman High School in Burlington since the fall of 2016, meeting twice a month to provide professional and peer-to-peer support for youth and young adults on the spectrum with their job search and employment skills.
This support network of volunteers, family members and service providers has been working to assist young adults on the spectrum achieve their employment and education goals and have achieved a growing number of employment and education success stories as a direct or indirect result of participation in Autism Job Club!