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Paid summer internships prepare youth for employment

Programs and Services

Summer Transition Employment Program, or STEP, is a paid internship program offered through Job Path, a division of the Arc of Monroe.  The internship program is in collaboration with ACCES-VR, the Rochester City School District and Greece School District.  City and Greece schools work with ACCES-VR to identify the youth who are a good fit for this program.  STEP provides high school students with work readiness training prior to the paid internship. Students receive 15 hours of work readiness training April through June.  The summer internship lasts six weeks and each intern is supported by Job Path Employment Specialists who …

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Youth with autism can get job training

Programs and Services

As Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis increases, how can we help prepare youth on the spectrum for adulthood?  In April of 2018 the Arc of Monroe’s Job Path service launched the Autism Community Employment Initiative (ACE Initiative) to help high-school aged youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This service is in collaboration with Norman Howard and provides students with a short-term internship program that teaches work readiness skills.  Norman Howard works with ACCES-VR to place students in this service. Before the internship begins, students participate in after-school work readiness training to prepare for the experience.  This training focuses on regulating emotions, handling …