UBO receives $1.3M to prepare youth with intellectual disabilities, ASD for employment

August 29, 2018

The University of British Columbia Okanagan has received $1.3M from the federal government to prepare youth living with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder for meaningful employment. “Supporting self-advocates as they transition from school to adult life and giving them opportunities to contribute through meaningful work has enormous benefits for both the individual and the businesses they work for,” explained Transiting Youth with Disabilities and Employment principal investigator Rachelle Hole. Hole noted that the TYDE project offers a unique curriculum focused on both self-advocates and their caregivers. The first cohort of self-advocates is planned to test a new online tool in Fall 2019. UBCO