SELF at The Strong is an employment readiness service located at The Strong National Museum of Play. It is specifically designed for young people with autism to prepare them for eventual employment in our community.

Participants will have opportunities to engage in work internships and classroom learning, while being fully immersed in the business culture. This program will provide young people with opportunities to try unique internships to gain transferrable work skills.


Quick Facts

Takes place at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY

Specifically designed for young people with Autism or Autistic-like characteristics

Potential internship opportunities in: Collections, Marketing & Communications, Education, Finance & Facilities, Exhibits and Interpretation of Electronic Games, Institutional Advancement, and Guest & Institutional Services

Assessment of participants readiness for competitive employment will take place on a regular basis and participants and their supports will be given feedback in order to help reach the goal of employment.

Eligibility Requirements for the Adult Portion of SELF at The Strong:

  • Eligible for Community Pre-Voc
  • Must be OPWDD waiver enrolled
  • Have a desire to work competitively
  • Self-manage independently and self-medicate
To learn more about this service, contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at (585) 672-2222 or fill out the form below.


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