Autism Works Now! AWN & Glorious Pies

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

Our Mission is to provide expressive movement therapy and workplace readiness skills resulting in meaningful dignified employment for individuals with Autism and related disorders.
The entire program includes 8 sessions which is completed in 8 months. Candidates receive a
Certificate of Completion after successful attendance in all 8 sessions.
Each session meets 4 times, 3 meetings are held in the classroom and last two hours. 1
meeting is a field trip held at the workplace of an employer and usually last two hours.

● Field trips provide candidates with an opportunity to practice what they have learned in
the classroom as well as learn about the employment perspectives of hiring managers
and senior executives.

● Past field trips have included meetings with an HR Manager at the Fox
Broadcasting Company and the founder of Special Spirit Ranch in Sunland.

● Future field trips include meetings with senior executives at Fox Studios and the
Actors’ Gang Theatre Company in Culver City and The Airtel Plaza Hotel. Best Buy, Marriott HR,
Fox Studios HR

Autism Works Now! offers job training for adults with autism. It's Workplace Readiness Workshop provides participants with one-on-one classroom instruction & community-based field trips where they put into practice their knowledge & learn about the perspectives of employers & hiring managers. AWN also provides job placements, on-the-job supports, & autism awareness training to employers to ensure that the placement is beneficial for both the adult & the employer.
AWN offers 2 hr classes each week along with a 1 time a month field trip to employees like Best Buy, Fox HR, Marriott HR, Autism Live, Sony Studios.
AWN also has a work program, Glorious Pies, where AWN Candidates learn selling skill sets along with customer service skills. The AWN Candidates are employed and on payroll with Wells Fargo.

Classes meet 1 time a week from 6-8 pm in Woodland Hills, Ca at CARD 20259 Ventura Blvd & The Ed Asner Family Center

  • Languages:
  • English
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7439 Orion Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
United States



(323) 240-0361



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