1. Employability & Employment Centre (E2C) - Autism Resource Centre
First autism-focused centre that offers services to enable people with autism to perform successfully in the workplace. It also offers services for employers who are interested in hiring people with autism in their companies.
E2C’s Programme consist of a 5 stages structured process. E2C assesses the autistic person’s suitability for the programme and based on the assessment, they will be matched to a job suited to their strength and capabilities.
Companies matched include: Starbucks, UOB Scan Hub, MOHH and Pathlight School.
To find out more: http://www.autism.org.sg/core-services/e2c
2. Employment Development Centres - Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS)
The core of MINDS’ adults services is to develop the vocational skills and employability of autistic persons so as to enable them to maximise their potential and fulfil their aspirations
Criteria for admission:
Individuals with intellectual disability aged 18 years and above
Independent in mobility and daily living skills such as toileting, feeding and personal grooming.
Must have a minimum attention span of 20 minutes with no tendencies towards aggressive or destructive behaviours.
List of EDCs:
Idea-Employment Development Centre
SIA-MINDS Employment Development Centre
Woodlands Employment Development Centre
Companies matched include: Uniqlo (first retail employer with specialised jobs for intellectually disabled), SIA
To find out more: www.minds.org.sg/AdultSvcs.html