Moshe Weitzberg, director
427 Sheridan Road, Suite 206
Highwood, IL 60040
Aspiritech is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a path for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to realize their potential through gainful employment. They harness individuals' unique abilities, includng attention to detail, precision, an affinity for repetitive tasks, outstanding technology skills, to provide competitively priced software testing services. They achieve this by providing their testers a combination of intensive training, structure, and support to mitigate potential workplace challenges. They do not require prior knowledge or job experience of software programming and/or testing for software testers. Applicant must be willing to work for at least four hours a day, five days a week; be able to commute to Aspiritech's office in Highland Park or client sites (northern Chicago area); and be diagnosed with high-functioning autism.
Ages: 21 years and up.
To apply, fill out application here.
Arc of Illinois
Family Manual - Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois, The Arc of Illinois. The purpose of this manual is to assist families of young adults with developmental disabilities with the transition from the school system and services for children to the world of work and adult services.
IPS Supported Employment Program
LaMar Jenkins, employment specialist
1924 W. 21st St.
Chicago, IL 60608
IPS supports young adults with developmental disability and mental illness to get a realistic transition plan to get employment based on their interest, aptitudes and abilities. IPS supports people in their efforts to acheive steady employment in mainstream competitive jobs, either part-time or full-time. The support will focus on vocational assessments, interviewing skills training, job placement, job coaching, job carving, and job rentention.
Ages: 18-25 years.
Cost: free employment program.
No Boundaries is a program of Search, Inc.
Contact: Nicole Heimdal
824 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 869-0000, x. 202
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Experiential on-land and on-line training for transitioning teens through adults with disabilities to build essential skills for the workplace and for living more independently in today’s world. No Boundaries combines: structured classroom instruction, experiential learning, an integrated workplace and community setting, mentor support, and internship and work opportunities at social enterprises (jjslist.com–technology, communications and marketing; Planet Access Store-retail; Planet Access Warehouse-warehouse and order fulfillment; Keystone Alliance-office administration; Disability Awareness Players-training businesses in disability awareness; other community-based businesses).
Ages: 18 years and up.
Cost: $19 (per hour) for part-time program, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.; $16 (per hour) for full-time program, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
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