WAVE (Work and Volunteer Experience) is a program for adults with autism. Its mission is to raise awareness and realize the potential of adults with autism in the workplace. WAVE are currently seeking employers willing to join this fantastic Quest. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can work together to improve lives and businesses. www.waveottawa.ca
Mission Statement: To raise awareness and realize the potential of adults with autism in the workplace.
WAVE (Work and Volunteer Experience) is a program for adults with autism. Founded by Dovercourt Recreation Association (DRA) and funded by Unity for Autism, WAVE staff endeavour to find work and volunteer placements for adults with autism in the Ottawa area, and support them in work placements with the help of job coaches. The goal of the program in part, is for placements to lead to part time paid employment. The WAVE program also aims to raise awareness of the potential of adults with autism; deliver a successful project that leads to further funding and opportunities to extend the WAVE project; and raise awareness of Unity of Autism, WAVE and DRA and their work to support adults with autism. WAVE was founded in April 2013. DRA has already hired four WAVE apprentices in positions with their child care centre, and to work in maintenance and marketing. Around the city, WAVE apprentices are working and volunteering in positions of interest, both with and without direct job coach support.