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myWAY Employability (myWAY for short) is designed for and with the autistic community, to help people (from 14 years old) plan and prepare for working life.
We call our users career explorers, because we recognise that finding a career path is a journey. Using myWAY, career explorers will be guided through a series of questions to help them identify their strengths, interests, learning and sensory preferences. This information is then matched to potentially relevant careers and employment pathways.
We also provide scaffolded goal setting to support active progress towards a successful career.
myWAY offers team collaboration for all types of supporting users, including service providers, employers, and teachers.
Of course! Access is completely free and always will be for career explorers.
Getting familiar with myWAY is a great start. Here are our five evidence-based principles to support transition planning:
We do not share personally identifiable information with the NDIA or any other government agency, though we often share anonymised combined data as part of regular reporting, such as locations (postcodes) to report on myWAY’s reach across Australia.
While we aren’t a service provider, we do have goal templates available to help you take steps towards finding work experience or a job.
We realise that this preference is deeply personal, and don’t consider either to be right or wrong. The term autistic person indicates a belief that being autistic is a core part of the person’s identity, and we follow that format because the majority of our users indicated this preference.
myWAY is an initiative of Autism CRC so for more information on this, please see our statement on language choice.
Yes! You sound like the right kind of person for our Professional User Group. By taking part, you can help co-design any future updates on myWAY Employability to enhance our service delivery offering. Register your interest here.
Making a career pathway choice is a big decision, and preferences and interests can change over time. We encourage users to revisit their profile at least every 6 months, and re-answer any questions they feel have changed. It’s also completely fine to explore multiple goals at the same time - after all, not every career path is a straight line!
As myWAY is designed for users aged 14 years and up, they will need to invite you as a member of their support team to access their profile.
Not at all! While myWAY has been designed for the autistic community, it can be used by anyone to help plan a career.
We host myWAY within Australia in a secure data centre and meet the following standards:
We understand that some schools and organisations require further information to facilitate usage. Please contact us if you need help with this process.