How to Apply

The Spring cohort for the ACT! Program is currently full. Applications for September 2021 will open May 1, 2021. A form will appear on this page when applications are being accepted. For more information about the application process please contact autismcantech@norquest.ca or call 780.644.5900.

Program start date: September 1, 2021

Program end date: February 28, 2022

Tuition and fees: $0

Delivery: Online, NorQuest Edmonton campus

Pre-requisites and requirements:

  • Diagnosed or self-diagnosed as autistic
  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • Citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Can legally work in Canada
  • Not currently employed, in a transitional program, in training, or enrolled in school
  • Confident using a PC and software programs (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, etc.)
  • Can stick to routines; has some flexibility; is ready to learn new skills and find a long-term employment
  • Passionate about technology, computers, gaming, hardware and software
  • Independent, functional communication is required to participate in the program. This may take the form of verbal communication or communication with an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) or something comparable.
  • Participants can still be on AISH or other government supports while in the program, however, should discuss any impacts the paid employment may have with their AISH or support worker. Please reach out to our team for further information and discussions.
  • Not on Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Funding/Programming.

For additional information, contact us at autismcantech@norquest.ca or call 780.644.5900

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