The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.
Are you ready for what’s next after high school?
The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida is a 30 – week customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment. The Learning Academy provides services, supports and experiential opportunities that develop and enhance each student’s independence in meeting personal career goals.
Our students engage in self-discovery and career exploration through real-life opportunities such as applied learning experiences with local employers and peer mentoring which allows generalization of learned skills. Please visit our Academy section to learn more.
Is competitive employment an option for young adults with autism? It is now.
Whether you are a job seeker looking for employment or an employer looking for the best person to fill your positions, The Learning Academy Employment Services is ready to help you succeed. Many companies already have seen the benefits of hiring adults with autism spectrum disorder. We offer businesses solutions by customizing employment for individuals that are reliable, competent and talented. We provide training and technical assistance to ensure the new hire has become acclimated to the job site. Job seekers can expect The Learning Academy to support them through the entire employment process from resume writing, interviewing, placement and job coaching. Our employment specialists assist in finding meaningful, individualized and gainful employment. Check out the employment section of our website for more information.