We provide exceptional employment supports for adults with autism who want to find and maintain competitive employment positions throughout our community. PACE is here to help individuals find work that matches their skills and interests, and that they will be able to maintain for as long as they are happy in the position.
It is the mission of PACE to provide individualized, team supported, long term employment services to adults who have autism so they may reach their career goals, achieve greater independence, and contribute in a personally meaningful way to the community.
Team Support At PACE we highly value the dreams of our clients and we believe that through enthusiastic advisor support, collaboration with community employers, and unyielding support from the individual’s advocates, our clients will be enabled to reach their career goals.
Self-Determined Programs Every individual has the right to live their life in the manner of their choosing. At PACE, we promote clients directing their own services, determining their goals, and choosing their path in employment.
People First Individuals who have autism are individuals first. Individuals at PACE are truly appreciated for their unique perspective and contribution to our community.
Best Employment Possible Every employment opportunity is unique. Any job is not the answer to underemployment for adults with autism. It is in consideration of the whole individual and the characteristics of the workplace that PACE can assist the individual and the employer in finding a meaningful partnership in working towards a common goal.
Our approach is, in part, based on the TEACCH model from UNC. Click here to find out more information about TEACCH.
PACE is growing our supported employment services so we can serve clients and employers in a more cost-effective way. We continue to make important connections with Metro area businesses that are willing to join us in our mission for years to come. We have updated our application procedures and are now meeting with new and existing clients! If you have not been in to meet our new staff and discuss your career goals, please call to schedule a time to do so!
Contact Michaela Ahrens at (402) 763-8830 ext: 1005, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our program.