ODP Announcement 19-040 provides information to recruit individuals with autism who are interested in using their lived experience to support others through the Community Autism Peer Specialist program. The Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) pairs individuals with autism who have completed a peer support training program with other individuals with autism to achieve personal wellness and community integration goals. Activities are chosen by the participant to build employment and/or post-secondary education and leadership skills, to live independently, care for their own health, navigate interpersonal relationships, use public transportation, engage in the community, and explore other areas of growth.
This flyer provides details about the position requirements and training provided to individuals who would like to participate in the program.
Applications are being accepted from March 25, 2019, to April 22, 2019.
Find additional information regarding the CAPS program here.