How DOR Can Help Your Job Search Strategy

Supporting files from the May 7 meeting: DOR Information , DOR Application

On May 7 the AASCEND Job Club presents Theresa Woo, Regional Director of the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. For 26 years Theresa has assisted jobseekers with disabilities. In her long tenure, she has built employment collaborations with universities, community colleges, high school districts, county mental health programs, and community agencies. Prior to working at DOR, she work as a program coordinator at HOPE Services of Santa Clara County, serving adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Picture of Theresa Woo

The Department of Rehabilitation is a good resource for those enrolled in it. Theresa’s years of experience can benefit all autistic jobseekers.

As usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat May 7, 10am – 11am (approx.)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.

Hike April 23 is ON

UPDATE: The weather for the hike was sunny and perfect. We had welcome participation by the San Francisco Autism Society, and together we got to experience the natural beauty of Golden Gate Park’s wilder western end. Here’s a picture of the crew on the move:

AASCEND hikers in Golden Gate Park

The sun will be out and the hike is ON! sun will be out and the hike is ON! Greetings from AASCEND in honor of Autism Awareness-Acceptance-Advancement-Action Month! Continuing our initiative to bust out of pandemic isolation we’ll celebrate together with another hike on April 23, in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. (Note this is not the usual 3rd Saturday of the month.) We’ll gather in front of the Beach Chalet on the Great Highway at 10am * and then head to Stow Lake via trails — a distance of 1.8 miles as the crow flies. It’s pretty level the whole way. At Stow Lake we will energize at the snack bar and cafe, before looping back to the Beach Chalet. It will be great to be together in person once again! We look forward to seeing you.

* We’ll meet on the steps in front of the Beach Chalet, as marked by the X in this picture:

View of trail in Golden Gate Park, with a dozen or so people.

(Click the map to see a larger view.) The Beach Chalet is marked in orange at the left of the map. The Muni 5 Fulton and 38 Ocean Beach buses stop nearby. We will not necessarily be following the blue dotted path on the map.

Who: Adults on the spectrum, family, professionals and friends all welcome!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM to noonish

Where: Beach Chalet, GG Park San Francisco map