School > Employment Academy
Designed for participants aged 15 – 22 years old, the Employment Academy consists of full-day, community-based instructional services. This transition service focuses on vocational, social, communication, and other critical daily living skills by offering the participant a one-of-a-kind internship opportunity with one of our community partners.
Each internship opportunity allows participants to learn a variety of skills, some being specific to the vocational setting, while others are applicable to a number of community and social situations. Each three-month experience is crafted to first assess and then teach vital vocational and other life skills to the participants.
Schedule and Location
The Employment Academy for individuals with autism operates year-round, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am until 2:30pm. This program is located at 1506 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 100, Richmond, VA.
Participants are admitted to the Employment Academy through an internal process after being accepted into another Faison School program. Any current participant of appropriate age may apply internally to the Employment Academy with the support of their current Teacher, Program Supervisor, and IEP Team. If accepted, they will join the Employment Academy for the duration of their internship, returning to their original program upon completion.
We are always looking for partners in the community. If you are interested please fill out the Community Partner Application.