LINK Autism Employment Services

Social Skills for the Workplace

This program supports job seekers with autism in building social and communication skills for the workplace through one-on-one pragmatic language sessions, social skill classes, and job development support.

Pragmatic Language Assessments

Individuals receive five one-on-one sessions with an autism specialist to assess and improve the social communication skills necessary for the workplace.

Social Skills Classes

These eight-week, small group classes focus on various social skills for the workplace, including:

  • Appropriate hygiene and dress
  • How to have professional and appropriate conversations
  • How to handle job duties and responsibilities
  • Expressing a need for help and when and with whom this is appropriate
  • How to work as a part of a team
  • When to disclose a disability
  • Handling Workplace Situations Part 1: dealing with change, handling stress, and responding to bullying
  • Handling Workplace Situations Part 2: electronic communication, phone calls, and unwritten social rules
  • Mock interviews

Job Development Support

Staff assist the individual in building a resume, applying for jobs, and interviewing for positions.

Community Business Partnerships

Do you represent a company or an organization and are interested in hiring Easterseals' qualified program participants? Please visit our Ability Awareness and Inclusion Partnership page for more details. Our staff will be happy to meet with you and discuss how your company can create a more inclusive work culture.

This program is now serving Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, Kansas City, and St. Louis, Missouri.
To learn more, please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or

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