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EmployME - Small Group Classes

  • Monday, June 03, 2024
  • Monday, June 24, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, June 03, 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Monday, June 10, 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Monday, June 17, 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Monday, June 24, 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (CDT)
  • Hybrid (in-person in Nashville and online via Zoom)
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  • Membership types include Self-Advocate and Family Members (Premier, Advantage, and Basic)

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The EmployME Job Seeker Program is designed to empower and support Autistic self-advocates in their journey toward meaningful employment. AutismTN's EmployME program is strengths-based and centers neurodiversity by celebrating and embracing the diverse and unique perspectives of Autistic people.

AutismTN is offering EmployME small group sessions which include a series of four sessions taking place weekly over the course of one month. This series is offered in a hybrid format (in-person in Nashville and via Zoom).

  • Session 1: Understanding Your Autistic Strengths and Beginning Your Job Search
  • Session 2: Designing Your Professional Profile: Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Applications
  • Session 3: Decoding the Interview Process
  • Session 4: Navigating the Workplace as a Self-Advocate

Participants will receive AutismTN's Job Seeker Resource Guide, which will be linked in your confirmation email and discussed over the course of the four sessions. Your registration confirmation email will also include a link to a closed EmployME Peer Support Facebook group to connect and share experiences and support with other participants.

Participants will also have the option to schedule a one-hour one-on-one coaching session to delve deeper into the discussed topics, receive guidance on specific job opportunities, or receive personalized career advice.

Facilitator
EmployME Job Seeker small group sessions are facilitated by Casey Davis, Adult Program Director at Autism Tennessee. As a seasoned professional with over a decade of leadership experience and a background in managing teams, hiring staff, and coaching individuals, Casey brings a wealth of experience to EmployME participants. At the Boston-based public media station WGBH, Casey managed a team of up to eight staff, where she also directed multiple federally funded fellowship programs. As an adjunct professor at LSU, she regularly guides students in their career development. Casey has also provided mentorship to Autistic adults through the Lurie Center for Autism's Aspire internship program. Casey became aware that she is Autistic at the age of 33. She is particularly passionate about supporting fellow Autistic community members in pursuing and realizing their personal and professional goals and to helping create truly inclusive workplaces where everyone feels like they belong.

Cost (total for the full series of four sessions):
AutismTN Members : $75

Non-Members: $100

All participants: free of charge


Thanks to a generous grant from the Glen and Dorothy Stillwell Charitable Trust, AutismTN is thrilled to offer the June 2024 series of EmployME free of charge! Please be aware that space is limited to only 10 participants. By registering, you are committing to attend all four sessions. It is crucial that each spot is filled by someone who can fully participate, as not attending deprives another potential participant of this opportunity. If your circumstances change and you cannot commit to all sessions, please inform us promptly so we can offer your spot to someone else.

  • Please confirm that you can attend all four classes before registering.
  • Zoom Sessions will be recorded for program training and improvement purposes.  You will be asked to complete a survey upon completion of the program.  
  • If you are a service provider and have questions about EmployME, please contact Casey Davis, Adult Program Director, at casey@autismtn.org. 

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(615) 270-2077
Address:
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Nashville, TN 37206

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