NeuroVersity preparing young adults with autism for the job worldSeptember 7, 2016
GIC has partnered on The Bottom Line of Disabilities program series for a few years now with the Columbus Community Center, based out of Salt Lake City. Columbus is an innovative nonprofit agency that works strategically with stakeholders to support individuals so they can make informed decisions, pursue meaningful careers and live with independence in the community.
Stephanie Mackay, chief innovation officer at Columbus and a GIC board member, was recently featured in an article profiling another program that helps adults with autism find jobs.
The article states:
Finding a good job out of high school can be challenging. For people on the autism spectrum, it can often be a traumatic experience. But a Utah program is helping young adults with autism find friends and jobs.
That program is called NeuroVersity and was founded by two professors at the University of Utah. Columbus hosts NeuroVersity programs, which has already served 30 students in Utah.
Read the full article here to learn more about how these programs are fostering “personal growth, self-confidence building, and…social engagement.”