All of this info is per the Autism Speaks Newsletter:
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a perfect opportunity to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Read on for helpful tools and resources, personal stories and ways to connect with employers and job seekers within the inclusive workforce community. Plus, check out our recent podcast on companies employing people on the spectrum.
Diagnosed with autism when he was 21 months old, Blake has spent most of his life working tirelessly to be the best version of himself he can be. Now 16, he is entering his junior year of high school and thriving as both a student and a part-time employee at a local restaurant.
Merging talent with opportunities: New thinking about the autistic workforce
Dave Kearon provides insight on autistic employment in this country as well as strategies for increasing workforce diversity to include employees with disabilities. Dave is director of adult services at Autism Speaks.
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Valuable resources for job seekers on the spectrum
Our Employment Tool Kit will help you research, find and keep employment in the competitive labor market. Inside you’ll find stories, tips and resources developed from a collaboration of people, including adults with autism, dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum.