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The NC Triangle is home to many innovative and forward-thinking companies and their experience and insights can help jumpstart a unique effort to create more training and employment opportunities for people with Autism and/or IDD.

Some employers understand the obstacles to employment for this population and what is needed to overcome them. Others are unsure about available resources and how to go about finding qualified employees with disabilities. The Power of the Dream has that knowledge and can recommend resources to provide the support network for successful implementation.

We want to help employers to better understand how hiring employees with disabilities can benefit their company.

“Job Readiness Class – Overcoming Barriers”
For job seekers with autism and/or IDD

July 10 – August 3, 2017
(Mon. – Thu., 9 am – 4 pm)

Wake Tech Beltline Center
3200 Bush Street
Raleigh, NC 27609

Interested job seekers should contact: Haley Solomon @ Haley@thepowerofthedream.org or phone 919-212-4238

Triangle Inclusive Careers

The mission of Triangle Inclusive Careers is to provide an online job portal where qualified and supported job seekers with autism/IDD can connect with local employers at minimal or no cost. Triangle Inclusive Careers will incorporate the needs of both job seekers and employers in order to facilitate better opportunities for long-term successful employment. This program will include a network of partnering organizations which provide support and resources to our participants.

The Power of the Dream is currently offering enrollment for the pilot program. Preparation and training for job seekers with autism/IDD start in June of 2017. A job readiness class, specifically designed for adults with autism and/or IDD, will be offered in cooperation with Wake Tech, from July 10 – August 3, 2017. The on-line job portal will be open for both employers and job seekers in August of 2017.

The Employer Section of the portal will allow local employers to look for qualified job seekers, browse the resource section, and post open positions, training and discovery opportunities.

The Employee Section will give job seekers the opportunity to post their resumes, and special accommodations they may require in the workplace.

The Resource Section will provide links to relevant information for employers, employees, and the general public. The use of the portal is free of charge.

Employers will appreciate that all job seekers in the portal have been vetted, passed a soft-skills assessment test, participated in a 96-hour job readiness class, and have their needs for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act assessed.