Why choose the Next Steps to the Workplace Program? 

Next Steps to the Workplace is an 8-week program that focuses on the basics of communication skills for the workplace and self-advocacy as they prepare for part-time and full-time employment. It has been designed for neurodivergent youth ages 15-21 looking for an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills for socializing in the workplace. Skills will be taught through large group discussions, small group practice, roleplays, and multimedia with asynchronous tasks to complete outside of the program.  

About This Program

Through group discussion, small group practice, roleplays and asynchronous tasks, participants will: 
  • NIdentify their own strengths & needs
  • NDevelop self-advocacy skills and understand the importance of advocating for accommodations, mentorship, and assistance in the workplace.
  • NPractice basic conversational skills relevant to various work environments.
  • NPractice communication skills relevant to typical interview processes.
  • NLearn how to navigate social situations common to various work environments.


    Thursdays – January 18th – March 7th, 2024


    Program Times:  

    Ages 18-21: 4:00 – 5:30PM 

    Ages 15-17: 6:00 – 7:30PM 



    Program Length

    8 Weeks/1-hr sessions

    Required documents:  Please upload any supporting documentation for your child (i.e IEP, Psych-Ed, medical professional notes) to Keela application form.


    Next Steps to the Workplace has LIMITED FREE spots available for Halton AND Hamilton Students on behalf of RBC.

    *Subsidies are available on a case-by-case basis, for a subsidy form contact please fill out our General Registration Form and Click the Subsidy Form needed.

    Thank you to RBC for supporting Next Steps to the Workplace.RBC logo

    Program Cancellation Policy

    50% of the registration fee will be refunded for any program cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the first class.

    Please contact us for any cancellation questions at [email protected]

    Many of our programs have limited space available as we aim to provide a low student to teacher ratio; unfortunately space cannot be held for any student until payment is received.

    We reserve the right to cancel program sessions if minimum numbers are not reached.

    Join Us Today!

    We are a registered charitable organization that does not receive any government funding to support our initiatives. Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue providing our programs and services to support those who are impacted by Learning Disabilities in Halton and Hamilton.

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