We’re celebrating World Autism Awareness Month throughout April! Every day at EPIC Assist (EPIC), we support people with autism that are working hard to get prepared for the workforce. 1 in 5 of our job seekers is on the autism spectrum, and we love being part of their journey in overcoming … Read more about 1 in 70 Australians has autism, and only 40% are employed
Like a lot of people with disability, Emily has faced hardships throughout her life and battled with bullying and low self-esteem. After struggling to find a suitable traineeship, Emily connected with EPIC Assist (EPIC) and she hasn’t looked back since. For the past eight months, she’s been … Read more about “I couldn’t be happier.” How Emily is taking charge of her life at Target
We recently spoke with Jono, one of our former job seekers, who shared his experience managing his money. As Jono has found out, life is much easier when you know how to budget. How you spend your money can have a profound impact on your future. “When you’re making money, you also have to learn … Read more about Jono shares his experience managing his money
We were thrilled to recently receive an update from one of our former job seekers, Peter. EPIC helped Peter secure a great job in the IT department at the Australian Taxation Office, which you can read about here. Peter is on the autism spectrum, and his success at work is due in part to the … Read more about “My noise-cancelling headphones have been transformational”
Our job seeker Steph has been working with EPIC Assist for almost a year. It's not been all smooth sailing, but Steph has come a long way and is feeling more positive about her future. Steph was involved in our annual art exhibition, A World of Difference, last year. She sold her artwork entitled A … Read more about “Being on the Autism Spectrum has affected my whole life in a variety of ways.” – Steph
EPIC Assist's Community Grants for Round 2 have been awarded, and we are proud to be supporting the following 12 organisations, located all along east coast of Australia: Muscular Dysrophy Queensland Bundaberg Little Athletics Club Hervey Bay Baptist Church A Little Sparkle- Bringing … Read more about Congratulations grants recipients!
At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we’re committed to ensuring our trainees feel confident and ready to enter the workforce. After two years of working at EPIC, Anthony has proven that nothing can stand in his way. Anthony recently completed his Certificate II in Business, and associated administrative work … Read more about “I’ve come a long way and I’m showing people what’s possible.” – Anthony
We love seeing what our job seekers can achieve, with the right support crew by their side. We recently heard from Bec, who courageously sought help to manage her mental health conditions, before scoring her dream job with NSW Ambulance. Check out Bec’s story below. Bec's Story “When I came to … Read more about From PTSD, anxiety, and depression, to saving lives as a paramedic