Have Dreams Academy 2018
Have Dreams Academy

Have Dreams Academy is an innovative employment training program for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to receive real-life work experience.

Competitive, inclusive employment opportunities are currently available for individuals with autism 18 years and older who complete an on-the-job workforce training program with the Chicago-area Have Dreams agency. Enrolled participants will enhance their social and communication skills, gain work experience and learn transferable job skills through intensive training, job coaching and real workplace internships.  Interns will:

  • Learn transferable job-skills and gain work experience
  • Improve self-management strategies
  • Enhance their social and communication skills
  • Discern and develop career interest

Meet some of our HDA graduates and learn more about their journey to success

Andrew’s Story

Focusing on Abilities Not Disability in the workplace

Building Dreams at Medinah Country Club

 

Enrollment for our next session is now open

For more information contact Andrea Franckowiak, Program Director at ajohnsen@havedreams.org or download the Have Dreams Academy Flyer. Have Dreams Academy Recruitment Flyer

 

Meet some of our HDA graduates and learn more about their journey to success

This innovative program was made possible in part with a grant from The Coleman Foundation.