Spectrum Advantage


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Spectrum Advantage is a community-based project of Autism Calgary that was designed to educate, assist and support individuals (18-30) living on the autism spectrum to find employment.

Participants follow a 4 month program providing a four week classroom program that assists all participants with soft skill development and also includes financial assistance to participants.  Following this a three month work experience is arranged in partnership with employers in a variety of industries in Calgary. A wage reimbursement is available to the employers for the 3 months work experience in order to cover the costs of on-boarding and training a new employee. Ongoing job coaching is was available to all our participants on and off the job.

The project is currently running in it’s second phase which runs from May 2016 to September 2017. We are working with our funders to hopefully secure continued funding after this period. We are also actively looking for participants and employer partners for all cohorts throughout the current phase. If you are interested please contact Sarah Taylor at Sarah [at] autismcalgary [dot] com

Please feel free to call us for any questions/referrals and of course any presentations you might find useful.

We are located in The Ability Hub 3rd Floor, 3820 – 24th Ave NW Calgary T3B 2X9

Contact Information:

Sarah Taylor:  Project Manager

sarah [at] autismcalgary [dot] com  403-210-5000 Ext. 2032  

Spectrum Advantage is a Joint Project of Autism Calgary

and the Sinneave Family Foundation




Autism Calgary does not support, endorse or recommend any method, treatment, product, remedial center, program or person for people with autism or autism related conditions. It does, however, endeavour to inform because it believes in the right to have access to the information available and to make individual choices.

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