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Funding will help people find and keep work, says Autism Nova Scotia

Thanks to a recent windfall from offshore gas royalties, the province has announced $1.4 million for employment coaching for people on the autism spectrum.
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Thanks to a recent windfall from offshore gas royalties, the province has announced $1.4 million for employment coaching for people on the autism spectrum.

The funding is a multi-year commitment in which the money will be distributed over three years.

Cynthia Carroll is the executive director of Autism Nova Scotia.

She says this investment will help people with autism find work and stay employed.

"Historically, getting access for support in the workplace that's individualized to meet the needs of a job seeker on the spectrum had not existed throught the provincial funding envelope previous to this," said Carroll. 

This is part of a larger investment where the government is spending nearly $245 million on several projects including high-speed internet for rural communities, needle exchange programs and new resources for Shelter Nova Scotia.




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