Welcome to Career Success Shop! This program has been designed to help you understand your skills, interests and values as you think about your future. It will help you to match your strengths to possible careers. You will follow a step-by-step process resulting in ideas, goals and actions. With the help of this Career Planning Guide, you can take charge of your life and successfully transition into the world of work.

Participants Will Learn:

• Matching skills,values, and interests
to possible careers
• Understanding strengths/weaknesses
in the workplace
• Creating a resume/cover letter
• Appropriate interview behavior
• Filling out a job application
• Managing employer contacts
• Conflict resolution in the workplace
• Navigating public transportation
• Understanding employer benefits

career success shop participants

Program participants must be 18 or over, graduated from high school and motivated to participate.  

TEAM

  • Bethany Emerson
  • David Li

TIME

Thursdays 2 pm – 4 pm

10 weeks

Spring, Summer & Fall sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

Your young adult with autism can learn important work skills by participating in a workshop geared toward the professional environment, like our Career Success Shop workshop. They will create a resume, and a cover letter and establish an account on Indeed, if they don’t already have one. We do a mock interview to develop the skills needed to better communicate their strengths, abilities, interests, and needs when interviewing with potential employers. We even cover resolving conflicts and draft a professional resignation letter.

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Social Skills

PEERS®

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VIPworks

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Expressive Arts

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Executive Function Skills

Task Masters

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Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Independent Living Skills

Launch Pad

Launch Pad is a step-by-step life coaching program designed to launch ASD adults into greater independence.

Launch Pad participants
peer mentoring participants

Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Life Coaching

Life Coaching looks towards the future, and setting goals, as opposed to counseling or therapy that delves into past traumas or events.

Life Coaching
self advocacy participants

Self-Advocacy

Self Advocacy is designed for ASD adults to develop the skills needed to better communicate their strengths, abilities when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges. 

Job Readiness Skills

VIPworks

VIPworks is a partnership between ASD Adult Achievement Center and Bright Feats Directory.

soft skills learning participants
career success shop participants

Career Success Shop

Career Success Shop has been designed to help you understand your skills, interests and values as you think about your future. It will help you to match your strengths to possible careers.

Job Placement Services

Job Placement – Here at ASD Adult Achievement Center, we have the honor and privilege of working with a population of high functioning young adults on the autism spectrum.

Job Placement participants