The story

This all started when I realized that my son was not going to get a job the old fashioned way …

To keep it simple: my son has Aspergers Syndrome (a form of autism) and I thought all people with Aspergers were like him. Until I discovered they weren’t.

This happened when I found the Autism Job Club and discovered something else. That all people can’t use job coaching the same way. Through my involvement with Silicon Halton and existing connections, I started putting together the pieces of technology that would help people who needed jobs gain access to the right coaches and tools to help them.

THE TEAM

Elizabeth Plouffe

Elizabeth Plouffe

Founder

 

The idea for Spero started back in 2016 and has grown to become the platform you’re visiting today. Through partnerships, advisers and people way smarter than me, we’re making employment coaching and job success accessible to the autism community.

My background is primarily in health care and communications and event planning.

Jan van der Hoop

Jan van der Hoop

IT Development

 

Jan is the president and co-founder of Fit First Technologies and brings over 20 years experience in technology development and 10 years in human resources to the Spero team.

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard

Autism Employment Coach - Adviser

 

Paulette, through her business Calm Spectrum Consulting, has supported individuals with Autism in gaining employment, job coaching and skills  needed to move forward in life:  independent living skills, college skills, anxiety management.

She has supported individuals with autism as a coach and consultant for over 30 years.

 

Reema Duggal

Reema Duggal

e-Commerce - Adviser

 

Reema is the President and founder of the Sitaran Group specializing in e-commerce and strategic digital development. Reema is also the co-founder of Silicon Halton.

 

Want to Learn More?

 

 

Who can contact us? People looking to find a job. People wanting to keep a job. Coaches. Career Centres. Employers. If you have something to do with people on the spectrum getting a job? We're all ears!