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#1 ericschief

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:57 PM

I have been trying to do research into apprenticeship programs for trades/careers for aspergers (autism) kids. There are a lot of web sites, but I'm not sure where to start. Anyone else with experience or knowledge of how, what, when & where these programs are in our area? Our "kid" is a young adult now and needs a future where he can support himself. Tried Wally World (no go), tried temp services for employment (nothing yet), even when thru GA Rehab/Vocational Agency (some help, mostly disappointing). Kid has GED/Drivers License, etc. the basics and is willing to work and learn a trade. Enjoys hands on work, not set in classroom (tried West GA Tech - requires those college courses just to get a welding certification). 



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:06 PM

I have been trying to do research into apprenticeship programs for trades/careers for aspergers (autism) kids. There are a lot of web sites, but I'm not sure where to start. Anyone else with experience or knowledge of how, what, when & where these programs are in our area? Our "kid" is a young adult now and needs a future where he can support himself. Tried Wally World (no go), tried temp services for employment (nothing yet), even when thru GA Rehab/Vocational Agency (some help, mostly disappointing). Kid has GED/Drivers License, etc. the basics and is willing to work and learn a trade. Enjoys hands on work, not set in classroom (tried West GA Tech - requires those college courses just to get a welding certification). 

Have you looked at chattahoochie tech they have welding and other blue collar type classes



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:56 AM

I have been trying to do research into apprenticeship programs for trades/careers for aspergers (autism) kids. There are a lot of web sites, but I'm not sure where to start. Anyone else with experience or knowledge of how, what, when & where these programs are in our area? Our "kid" is a young adult now and needs a future where he can support himself. Tried Wally World (no go), tried temp services for employment (nothing yet), even when thru GA Rehab/Vocational Agency (some help, mostly disappointing). Kid has GED/Drivers License, etc. the basics and is willing to work and learn a trade. Enjoys hands on work, not set in classroom (tried West GA Tech - requires those college courses just to get a welding certification)

My son has Aspergers and he also tried West GA Tech for welding.  He quite after about 6 weeks, saying it was too much like high school.  He went to Georgia Trade School in Kennesaw (they just moved to Acworth I think) and has done very well.  He graduated with 4 welding certificaitons and was hired on at Caterpillar after graduation.  (He hated it and quit but that's another thread).  He works full time as a certified welder.  It is an awesome school with awesome teachers.  


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

Thank you. That's exactly what we've been looking for.  I'll look into that for him.


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