• Adolescent and Adult Program


Adolescent and Adult Program

The Adolescent and Adult Services Program offers a wide range of pre-employment and skill building programs for autistic individuals aged 13 years and older.  Programs are offered throughout the year, including over the summer months.  In addition, employment support is currently offered through Ready Willing and Able (RWA). 

Skill Enhancing Programs

These programs assist autistic adolescents and adults to develop a variety of life skills to promote independence and increase motivation.  Opportunities are provided to sample a variety of entry level work tasks, teach social skills to navigate community settings, as well as to develop the skills required for employment or participation in a post-secondary program.

Current programs:

  • Work Skills Exploration
  • Skills for Life
  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities
  • Pre-Employment Program
  • Post Secondary Preparation Workshop

Work Experience Programs

STA’s Work Experience Programs assist autistic adolescents and adults gain valuable, hands on work experience. 

Current programs:

  • London Drugs Work Experience
  • Sobey’s Storcare Warehouse Work Experience
  • STA Custodial Work Experience

For further information, contact Joanne Greig, Program Coordinator at (403) 991-7823 or greigj@sta-ab.com

Job Seekers / Inclusive Hiring

Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) is a national initiative that engages, educates and supports employers to hire people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  As well, RWA aims to support job seekers in their pursuit to obtain meaningful employment.  Society for Treatment of Autism is proud to be an RWA host agency.

For Job Seekers:

Do you identify as being on the autism spectrum? Are you 16 years of age or older?  Are you looking for employment in the Calgary area or need a little extra support in your post-secondary studies?

Through the Ready, Willing and Able program, our Autism Outreach Coordinator can support you with navigating your path to success by connecting you to community agencies and services that:

  • provide pre-employment and employment readiness supports
  • have connections to competitive employment opportunities with businesses in a variety of industries
  • provide any additional supports or accommodations that may be needed on the job
  • refer job seekers to services that focus on mental health, life skills, housing, etc.
  • provide supports to assist you with your post-secondary studies

If you are a job seeker looking for further information or supports click here or contact:

 Anna Ryan

Autism Outreach Coordinator

403-991-8164 or ryana@sta-ab.com

 For Employers:

 Ready, Willing, and Able (RWA) supports employers in accessing the business benefits of inclusive hiring.  The RWA model is designed to support employers by providing:

  • insights on the business benefits of inclusive hiring and the return on investment experienced by Canadian businesses who hire people with autism or an intellectual disability
  • disability awareness training for your employees
  • an individualized approach to developing and implementing inclusive recruitment and selection strategies
  • coordinated access to a broad talent pool of persons with autism or an intellectual disability
  • direct connections to local employment agencies who provide complimentary on-the-job supports, such as job coaching, to qualified candidates and new employees with autism or an intellectual disability

If you are an employer looking to higher inclusively, please click here for further information or contact:

 Bill McGregor

Labour Market Facilitator

Regional Autism Coordinator – Alberta

587-894-6111 or mcgregorb@sta-ab.com