Workplace Readiness Workshop

New Program Enrolling Now!

Teaching adults on the autism spectrum the skills required to get and keep a job.

Program Highlights

Instruction on important workplace topics:
  • Time Management
  • Morkplace Attire
  • Researching an Employment
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Essentials
  • Workplace Software
Field Trips to local businesses:
  • Students meet hiring managers and senior managers
  • Opportunity for students to practice the skills learned in the Workplace Readiness classroom.

There will be 1 field trip every month.

Eight Course Sessions
Each session (month) includes 3 class meetings & 1 Employer Fieldtrip

Field Trips Include:
  • FOX Studios HR
  • Eva Lund & Special Spirit Ranch
  • Airtel Plaza Hotel HR
  • Chuck Saftler COO FX at Fox Studios
  • Actors' Gang
  • Autism Live
  • Mark Taper Forum
  • Sony Crackle
  • Marriott HR
  • Brave New Films
  • LAX Pups
  • ArcLight Culver City
  • Culver City City Planning
  • Culver City Studios

Valley Workshop Class 6pm-8pm

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)~ Woodland Hills
20259 Ventura Blvd #259A
Woodland Hills, Ca 91364

In addition, this is a PDF and video course about understanding the Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and the Transitioning Process as it pertains to individuals with autism and disabilities and job options.

Author Information

Professor Joanne Lara , MA, CTC M/S Education Specialist

Joanne Lara, MA. earned her master's in special education from California State University Northridge and her BA in dance from the University of South Florida. She founded the nonprofit organization Autism Movement Therapy and teaches AMT classes in Van Nuys, CA, where she is the Executive Director of Autism Works Now! Joanne is currently a core adjunct professor at National University in Los Angeles and helped to design the Autism Certificate Program. In addition, she produced the PBS documentary Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts and served as technical advisor/autism consultant for Kiefer Sutherland’s FOX TV series Touch. She has two books, Autism Movement Therapy Method: Waking up the Brain and a 2nd book due out June 2017 both with Jessica Kingsley Publishers London, Autism Works Now! Method: Teaching secondary school students pre-employment skills.

Her website is:,

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