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BC ASD Adult Employment Support

$250 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 7 months
Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions helps adults with uneven cognitive abilities find and maintain employment in BC.  Currently there is no funding for these adults through either WorkBC or CLBC. 

We help those who cannot afford our program privately, support local social programs, and pay for much needed therapies that are not covered by BC Medical.  We get people off of PWD (Person's with Disability) social assistance and help them gain independence from their families and a place in their community. 

We are creating videos of our success stories to show others both the issues and the path to success.  We have already started paying for the video series and have several social programs in place.  Our Employment program needs funds to grow across BC. 

Each person who is helped by you and Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions is grateful for helping them take charge of their own employment and community social needs and supports.  Together we can make a difference as terrific talents should never be wasted by lack of social abilities.
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May the 4th be with you! Thanks to everyone who helps us make a difference :)
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We also run social, entrepreneur, and post secondary support programs. Our job coaches are Certified Employment Support Specialists through Douglas College. We have a college instructor on staff with a MA in Experiential Learning who designs our employment training and assessment program. We also have a Mental Heath director (MA Psychology) on staff who has written a best selling book "Counselling Adults on the Spectrum". Our program comes with CBT supports and does not end. We work with each individual without any government funding. As there is no funding for this group of HF ASD. We have done this because there is no program in our area of BC that can support this group. We are following in the footsteps of Alberta who has much more provincial funding for these programs than BC does. So far this $200 will provide 2 hours of Cognitive Behavioral supports to a person who just landed a new job to get off PWD, or it will cover thee months of bowling league fees for a group of adults who need to practice their social skills and join in community events, or it could cover text book fees for someone who is taking post-secondary on a student loan. We are a 3C company and my bookkeeping and where this money goes is open to anyone who wants to see it!!
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We are now working on a Summer Work Program for 16-19 year old HF ASD, as Temple Grandin points out ... don't wait until they are 19 to have a first work experience or summer job!
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$250 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 7 months
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