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  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Northern Virginia
  • Washington, DC

Employment Services

We help our neighbors with disabilities, including autism, find and keep fulfilling jobs.

If you encounter roadblocks in finding your next career opportunity, having someone with experience to guide you can make a huge difference.

At JSSA we believe that everyone has the right to meaningful work and independence, and we help our neighbors with disabilities, including autism, find fulfilling jobs. We see you for who you are and support you in realizing your dreams, empowering both students and adults with the skills and confidence they need.

Our distinctive model of train-to-hire programs and on-the-job coaching has produced job placement and retention rates far above the national standard.

We have cultivated relationships with more than 200 local and national employers, resulting in more than 600 placements in the past five years and a six-month job retention rate close to 90%.

We support our neighbors with disabilities starting when they are still in school – our pre-employment program matches youth with disabilities ages 15-22 with internships and summer jobs, introducing them to the workplace and offering hands-on experience.

If you are a local employer looking for help designing and implementing inclusion programs, get in touch. We’ve helped more than 200 organizations fill open positions, building a reputation for placing and retaining passionate and committed people in the workforce.

Our employment services for adults with disabilities include:

Career assessment

We work with you to identify strengths and areas of interest and help you establish your career goals.

Job training

We help you develop appropriate workplace skills through interactive, individualized trainings.

Finding a job

We help you create an effective resume, complete job applications, and practice interview skills, and introduce you to a network of potential employers that match your skills and interests.

On-the-job coaching and retention

We work with you over time so you can achieve long-term employment. On-site, we provide the coaching, onboarding support, peer and supervisor communication, and workplace advocacy needed to set you up to succeed.

Socialization support

We offer Social Skills for Employment Readiness training, where you can access JSSA’s broad range of counseling, care management, and support services.


Evan could be my best employee – he has a near photographic memory, strong knowledge of fuel injectors, and a great work ethic. It’s hard to find people who show up every day to work hard, with disabilities or without.

— Saul Goldfarb, Goldfarb & Associates