Discovering Your Potential Program

Goodwill's Discovering Your Potential (DYP) Program is an opportunity for participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to receive employability training, skill development, job placement assistance and job retention coaching.

Services include:

  • Discovery Process
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Employment guidance and counseling
  • Individual job coaching
  • Pro-social activities
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst services
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The Discovering Your Potential Program requires a long-term commitment by participants and their supports. Intensive services are provided in year one, with follow-up services in the second and third years.

We use the Discovery Process during the first year, incorporating individualized services and observations to evaluate and understand the participant’s preferences, demonstrated skill sets and goals.

The program objective, aligned with our mission, is to secure competitive employment for participants using a person-centered approach that establishes a sense of independence and increases their presence in the community.

 

For more information about the DYP Program in Palm Beach County, please call (561) 848-7200.

For more information about the DYP Program in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties, please call (772) 337-0077.

Steps to Understanding Career Challenges Employment Seminar Series

 

The Steps to Understanding Career Challenges Employment Seminar Series (SUCCESS) is a five-week course at our Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Center that offers:

  • Job retention
  • Job search strategies
  • Resume and interviewing techniques
  • Skill set development

Within these modules, topics taught to our program participants include:

  • nger management
  • Attitude, confidence and self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creating a winning resume
  • Customer service
  • Employment applications
  • Ethics: Doing the right thing
  • Follow up in the job interviewing process
  • Following instructions
  • Getting along with others
  • Goal setting
  • Handling criticism
  • Interviewing made easy
  • Job search strategies
  • Looking good at work
  • Management styles of the boss
  • Positive work behaviors
  • Reliability and values
  • Stress management
  • Taking initiative

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For more information about our day training programs, please contact the intake specialist at a Gulfstream Goodwill Industries rehabilitation center near you. Find a location near you.