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Workshop: Guided Cover Letter Writing for Autistic Adults

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Workshop: Guided Cover Letter Writing for Autistic Adults

The job application process can be intimidating. It is full of unspoken rules and expectations that can cause enough anxiety for an autistic to stay at an unfulfilling job that doesn’t treat them well. In our workshop, Guided Cover Letter Writing for Autistic Adults, our Facilitator, Lisa Hislop, will lift the veil on a crucial part of getting through the job application process and onto the interview. Lisa will lead you, step-by-step, through creating the perfect cover letter to pair with your resume and job application.

We will cover:

  • The basic structure and content of a cover letter; including the header, introduction, body paragraphs, closing, and salutation.
  • The variations in structure and content depending on your industry.
  • Research techniques for identifying the employer’s values, needs, and requirements.
  • How to tailor each component to show how your skills and experience meet these needs.

This workshop is intended to help you feel confident about your job application, in addition to the practical skills. If you have questions about your current cover letter, there will be time to answer specific questions and discuss options for strengthening your structure, content, and writing. At the end of the course, you will receive a pre-formatted cover letter Word or Google Doc template, a cover letter checklist with resources for further learning, and a copy editing checklist to help you submit a professional, complete, and error-free cover letter.

Facilitator: Lisa Hislop, Autistic Professional Editor and Small Business Owner

Who: Autistic Adults

Where: Live, On Zoom

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM (PT)

How: The evening will include an interactive presentation, quick-reference resources, and time for questions throughout.

Advanced registration required.  


About the Facilitator:

Lisa Hislop is a professional editor and small business owner who is also a dedicated advocate for inclusive education and employment opportunities for autistic and physically disabled people. She has experience applying for and working in jobs in a variety of industries. She takes a personal approach to teaching, incorporating clear, relatable explanations and real-world examples. You can learn more about her at:





Program Overview:

The Cover Letter Workshop for Autistic Adults is designed to provide participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively create cover letters tailored to job applications. This workshop is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of autistic adults, offering a supportive and accommodating environment for learning and skill development.

The Cover Letter Workshop for Autistic Adults aims to empower participants with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to create compelling cover letters and successfully pursue their career goals. Through a combination of instruction, hands-on activities, and peer collaboration, participants will emerge equipped to effectively communicate their qualifications and stand out in the job application process.

Learning Outcomes:

Understanding Cover Letter Components:  Participants will learn about the structure and essential components of a cover letter, including the header, introduction, body paragraphs, and closing. Participants will gain insights into the importance of customizing cover letters for different job applications. They will learn strategies for researching companies and aligning their skills and experiences with the job requirements.

Communicating Strengths: Through interactive activities and exercises, participants will develop the ability to effectively communicate their strengths, accomplishments, and relevant experiences in their cover letters.

Writing Techniques: Participants will learn practical writing techniques to enhance the clarity, coherence, and professionalism of their cover letters. This includes tips for concise and impactful writing, as well as strategies for avoiding common pitfalls.

Self-Advocacy and Confidence Building: The workshop will foster an environment that encourages self-advocacy and confidence building. Participants will have the opportunity to practice articulating their strengths and experiences, building confidence in their abilities to pursue employment opportunities. Hosting private online space can encourage participants to learn from each other’s experiences.


AutismBC covers the cost of our members participating. No recording will be sent. You must register for the workshop to get information and the follow-up support documents.  


April 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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