Ready2Work: Development of A User-Informed Online Employment Platform for Job Seekers with Autism

Last modified by Jose Gauthier on 2020/10/21 22:03

Meaningful employment has been identified as a priority for many people with autism, yet their rates of unemployment and underemployment remain among the highest in Canada. While much of the existing research in this area has focused on individual characteristics and social factors associated with employment success, relatively less emphasis has been on understanding the relevant job search skills, tools, and resources that job seekers with autism might need to secure employment. The purpose of this webinar is to present our process of developing a user-informed online employment platform aimed at addressing the needs of job seekers with autism.

Primary Audience:
Front-line service providers,
Middle managers,
Senior leaders,
Policy makers,
Patient/Family partners/advocates,

Jean Phan - Jean completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is currently an MA student in the Department of Applied Disability Studies (completing a specialization in applied behaviour analysis) at Brock University under the supervision of Dr. Priscilla Burnham Riosa. Her research interests include understanding the needs of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their support systems to foster mental health and well-being. Jean’s research interests have been shaped by her work in the field of developmental disabilities and mental health, particularly her role as a health and research project coordinator at Special Olympics and her work as a behaviour therapist for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Dr. Priscilla Burnham Riosa - Dr. Burnham Riosa is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University. She is a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has been working in the disability field for over 17 years. Broadly, Dr. Burnham Riosa applies qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches to conduct research aimed at improving the well-being of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families over the lifespan and across various applied contexts. Some of her specific research interests include examining the effectiveness of behavioural and cognitive-behavioural interventions for people with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, exploring therapeutic factors that influence treatment success, evaluating the service and support needs of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and understanding the lived experiences of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

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Created by Logan Green on 2020/09/14 19:18