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Life On the Spectrum

Spectrum Works

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Spectrum Works

We are so proud of our collaboration with Substance Cares in hosting Spectrum Works job fairs. We match individuals with autism with potential employers in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto at these job fairs. Continuing to break the stigmas associated with people living with autism, these job fairs reinforce that they are able to be contributing members in the workforce.

“The whole world is changing and it’s time that strategies change along with it. Workplaces need to help people focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities. The benefit of hiring workers on the autism spectrum comes down to their fine sense of detail, which many businesses can take advantage of.”

Xavier Pinto, organizer of the job fair

Pinto’s eight-year-old son inspired him to start the job fair. His son is on the autism spectrum, and as a father he’s doing everything he can to make sure his son gets the same opportunities as everyone else.

In 2019, Spectrum Works job fairs were attended by approximately 1,000 autistic people actively looking for employment. There are 40 support groups and 40 employers at these events to support and help autistic job seekers. Garnered over 50 million unique media impressions with 163 news articles by 86 media outlets.

Help support our mission objective of improving the transition to adulthood.

Disclaimer: Information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, Autism Speaks Canada provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. Autism Speaks Canada has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.