Virtual Job Coach

The Challenge

There is a gap both nationally and in Texas between the employment rate of people with disabilities and people without disabilities. And that employment rate gap is even more pronounced for individuals with cognitive disabilities, which includes autism.

Our Mission

Strategic Education Solutions is leading a collaborative effort with Social Motion, Inc. and Trinity Education Group to develop a web-based Virtual Job Coach application for adults with autism. We believe that by easing the path to employment, employees and employers alike will benefit from the skills and talents people with autism offer.

The Product

The Virtual Job Coach supports adults with autism by providing:

  • Online instruction in a visually-rich, inherently-motivational learning environment.
  • Real-world practice to support generalization of skills.
  • Content in both pre-employment and workplace skills.

Financial support for the Virtual Job Coach is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with federal funds* made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

* $224,465, 75% DD funds; 90,260, 29% non-federal resources.

 

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