For the last six months, OCASG has been working on a program called Career Club. Career Club is targeted at individuals with High-Functioning Autism who have graduated from a 4-year college or University. The first step to establishing Career Club was convincing EvoLibri to offer their programming to Southern California. EvoLibri is a Department of Rehabilitation Vendor. For more information please see below.
Join Jan Johnston-Tyler from EvoLibri as she explains two workshops to assist you in your career.
CEO of Self: Executive Functioning — this series runs continuously through the year to help clients develop EF skills to manage time, space, memory, projects, decision-making, and more!
Workplace Adaptability — this 18-week class runs continuously through the year to help new workers learn the soft skills they need to get — and keep — a job.
In addition, Arturo Hernandez, a Department of Rehabilitation career counselor will explain DoR's programming and how to apply.
EvoLibri was started in 2007 by a former tech guru who saw the future – kids like her son were going to struggle once they got out of high school if they didn’t have services that met their needs. Long before terms like ‘transition’ and ‘autism at work’ were in the common lexicon, Jan Johnston-Tyler was in grad school transforming her career, and transforming the landscape of services for the neurodiverse population.
EvoLibri provides a broad range of services in a unique model – follow the client through adolescence and adulthood, providing what they need, when they need it, and be there in the future. Build relationships with clients and their families, as well as with other providers and entities such as schools and Department of Rehab and employers. Help families – and clients – navigate these waters into independence.
Make EvoLibri an ally organization – not a group of experts who tell neurodiverse people how to be, but help them find their own path. Teach clients how to do for themselves, how to have agency, how to have a voice. How to Make Life Work – on their terms.
About Jan Johnston-Tyler, MA, Founder and CEO
For her third career in as many decades, Jan Johnston-Tyler earned her MA in Counseling from Santa Clara University in 2007, and founded EvoLibri Consulting with the goal of bringing services to those who are ‘too high-functioning’ for regional centers, but who still have barriers that stand in the way of success.
Drawing on her previous experience in Silicon Valley tech management (technical communication, instructional design, and customer support) she has authored four books — The Mom’s Guide to Aspergers Syndrome, The CEO of Self: An Executive Functioning Workbook, LifeLaunch and Workplace Adaptability. Jan also has written the majority of EvoLibri’s proprietary curricula and assessment tools.
With her extensive corporate experience, Jan brings energy, creativity, and vision to her work. As a counselor and coach, she provides practical and empathetic solutions to all of her clients. Finally, as the mother of a young professional with Aspergers Syndrome and a high schooler with ADHD, she knows first hand what interventions can do for neurodiverse populations, and how exceptional these people are. In her free time, Jan loves to travel, bake sourdough bread, cook delicious food, write, garden in their suburban homestead and spend down time with her partner and children and their rescue Dachshund, aging tabby cat, six chickens and three parakeets. She also loves gaming — both board and electronic.