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The Big ICF-GA Chapter VIRTUAL Meeting - Coaching Individuals on the Autism Spectrum to Employment Success

  • 10 Apr 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Join us at The Big ICF-GA Chapter VIRTUAL Meeting: Coaching Individuals on the Autism Spectrum to Employment Success

1.5 TBD CCEs


The CDC estimates that 2.21% of adults in the US navigate life on the Autism Spectrum. Many individuals on the autism spectrum – including those with college degrees – struggle to choose the right job or career and get hired. Coaching has much to offer if you understand how to adapt traditional models to the needs of this neurodivergent population. The presenter shares insight developed during her work with more than 1,000 clients, emphasizing assisting individuals seeking competitive (not sheltered or heavily supported) employment.

This presentation offers practical strategies for guiding these clients to manageable employment. You will learn:

▪ How autism impacts adults in the workplace

▪ Communication, executive function, and sensory processing challenges you need to be aware of

▪ Strengths associated with those on the spectrum

▪ Tips for assessing coaching readiness, building rapport, and creating realistic action plans


Barbara Bissonnette is a certified coach and the Principal of Forward Motion Coaching (www.ForwardMotion.info). She specializes in career development coaching for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles.

She is the author of the award-winning Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome, the Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide; and Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum.

Barbara also offers consultation and training. The Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification is a deep dive that combines instruction with personalized mentoring. It features 8 live Internet sessions as well as a supervised practicum. 

Barbara earned a graduate certificate in Executive Coaching from the Massachusetts School Professional Psychology (now William James College) and is certified by Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC).

Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU): 1.5 TBD

Event Pricing:

Free - ICF-GA Chapter Members
Free - ICF-GA Affiliate Members
 $15 - Strategic Partner Rate
 $20 - Non-Members and Guests
  $5 - Student Chapter Members 

RSVP Process:

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