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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Employment Program

Rise has partnered with the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) to deliver high quality job placement and employment support services that will enable people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to excel in today’s competitive workforce and reach their own personal measure of success.

To participate in The Employment Program, you must be 18 years of age or older, live in Hennepin or Anoka County, and have a diagnosis of FASD (or display FASD indicators).

The Employment Program offers you a wide range of services to help ensure your success, including:

  • Person-centered employment services to identify your strengths, background, job skills, career interests and goals, and the types of jobs you might want to pursue
  • Opportunities to “kick start” your employment search, including informational interviews, tours of companies of interest, job interviews, and on-the-job tryouts (an OJT is a short-term, paid, competitive position which gives you the opportunity to try a specific field of work)
  • Resume and cover letter development, interview skills, and job-seeking skills.
  • Job coaching, employment support, and follow-up services
  • A team approach to better serve individuals with FASD that encourages connections with family members, caregivers, residential providers, and others who support you
  • Knowledgeable staff who understand the barriers individuals with FASD face.