Virginia Autism Services

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About the Program

ServiceSource Virginia offers two specialized programs to assist individuals on the Autism spectrum in obtaining employment and increasing self-sufficiency. Each program is designed to increase the participation of individuals with Autism in the labor market, with a focus on young adults transitioning out of high school.

Autism services in Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and City of Falls Church are supported by funding from the Fairfax County Consolidated Community Funding Pool System.

Autism Bridge to Learn and Empower (ABLE)

Services include:

  • Assessment to explore vocational interests, strengths and abilities
  • Resume development, job application support, networking with employers and interview preparation for volunteer work, internships and permanent employment in the community
  • Job coaching support to enhance social and communications skills for employment success

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Program participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Resident of Fairfax County, City of Fairfax or the City of Falls Church
  • Have a documented diagnosis on the Autism spectrum
  • Motivated to explore vocational interests and gain independence through volunteer work, internships or employment in the community

Aspiring. Skills. Determined (ASD)

Services include:

  • Assessment to explore vocational interests, strengths and abilities
  • Job development and coaching to obtain and maintain volunteer work, internships and permanent employment in the community. This also includes application and interview support and onsite training.
  • Soft-skills group to learn and practice workplace skills
  • Community support services to remove barriers to employment such as transportation, self-care and daily planning
  • Support to succeed in post-secondary education or certification courses

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Program participants must be 16 years of age or older
  • Resident of Arlington County
  • Have a documented disability
  • Motivated to explore vocational interests and gain independence through volunteer work, internships or employment in the community

Contact

For more information on these programs, visit our Contact Us page.

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