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This report focuses on workplace inclusion of adults with ASD. It provides employers with guidance, recommendations, and resources for providing support and workplace accommodations to empower autistic employees throughout their employment lifecycle – from recruitment to training and career development
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
The purpose of ISAW is to support Business Service Teams in their understanding of issues relevant to autism and employment. Through in-person trainings, online modules, and ongoing supports, we hope to increase employment for workers on the autism spectrum. All trainings and modules are being developed by Bev Harp, whose understanding of autism derives from personal experience as an autistic worker as well as from peer reviewed literature and experience gained through working with other autistic adults. The work is being overseen by a subcommittee of the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism.
The Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (ATTA) seeks to develop and present resources that assist individuals with Autism in their transition from secondary education to post-secondary education or employment.
The ATTA also seeks to provide training and support to important stakeholders as they work to provide an equitable experience for individuals with autism.
There are many benefits to hiring people with autism. Some include: they are uniquely suited to specific roles, consistently reliable, hyper-focused for hyper-success, upgraded productivity, and added creativity and innovation.