This summer, MacART and the Offord Centre for Child Studies are pleased to host local high school students as part of the Job-Train Program – a program in collaboration with Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, and McMaster University. The program aims to give students on the autism spectrum job experience and job skills, as well as to educate neurotypical employers.
The hope is that this program will increase success in high school co-op and stepping stone to employment in adulthood.
The Offord Centre hosted 2 students in 2016, and will be hosting 3 in 2018. Some participants from the 2016 Program made this video, which describes that life with autism is like for these youth.