Autism and gluten free bakery
Employment Opportunities for People with Autism
We help people in Columbus, Ohio with autism explore careers and get placed in jobs, whether in our gluten free bakery or in one of a number of excellent Columbus-based businesses.
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We help people with autism in the following ways.
Here at Food for Good Thought, we offer a variety of services to ensure that we are meeting the needs of each individual consumer, whether they are looking for employment in a competitive setting or within our supported employment facility. We specialize in individuals with autism and are able to offer positions within our gluten free bakery if the individual is in need of employment with ongoing supports.In additional to our Supported Employment, we offer services geared towards competitive and community employment. These services include:Community Based Assessments, where individuals are assessed in a work environment; Career Exploration, where consumers are able to explore a number of different career choices through informational interviews; Job Development, where we build resumes, complete mock interviews and applications and help individuals navigate the job searching process; and Job Coaching, where we will work beside the individual to ensure they adapt to their new position as easily as possible. Additional services: Customized Employment, Work Adjustment and Travel Training.
Food for Good Thought also offers a Summer Work Experience for individuals with autism that are still in high school. This program is a paid work experience for the students where they are able to develop work skills in a designated track, while strengthen their communication and social skills.