Career Center

Career Center

For individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Generously funded by grants from the

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS) and

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and

Doug Flutie Foundation and

gifts the Linda Bunis Haller Foundation

 

Please click here to download Career Center brochure (pdf).

The Career Center is specifically designed to meet the needs of persons diagnosed with ASD who want to enter the workforce.  Clients begin by meeting with a Vocational Counselor and completing an intake interview to determine an individual’s particular needs and to develop an individualized plan for services.

Clients participate in a comprehensive vocational evaluation, which may include any or all of the following, depending on the indvidual's particular needs:

  • Achievement and aptitude testing
  • Career interest inventories
  • Work samples
  • Specialized instrument designed to assess the vocational needs of individuals with ASD
  • Learning style, work values, and job readiness assessment

Other services offered through the Career Center include:

  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Customized employment readiness training
  • Social skills groups
  • Workforce readiness groups
  • Job seeking skills training, including resume development and interview skills
  • Men's/Women's groups
  • Rotation through simulated work stations
  • Field trips, job shadowing, and job sampling
  • Community-based assessment
  • Customized job placement assistance
  • Job coaching

Click here for article on the July 28, 2011 Open House.

To be referred to the Career Center, please contact NJDVRS. To view a list of NJDVRS offices throughout the state, please go to http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html

 

For information, please contact:
Lauren A. Klein, Manager of Rehabilitation Services
973.674.6330 Ext. 237
Lklein@jvsnj.org