ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
This resources provides information about supporting individuals with autism to be successful in the workplace by providing effective and appropriate job coaching services. This service can be provided by a professional who specializes in job coaching but can also be provided informally through the employer and coworkers.
The goal is for the new employee to perform the tasks of their job competently, confidently and eventually independently of their job coach.
Develop a plan of who will teach the new employee each part of the job.
Considerations for using a natural trainer:
Once the employee starts to know what to do, the natural trainer gradually fades their support, resulting in a competent, confident, and independent employee.
For employment to last, a plan must be developed to sustain support and to trouble shoot possible future issues.
Ideas for long-term supports
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.