Many individuals with autism have marketable talents and skills but may require more services or support to be successful in the workforce. The world of employment can be especially tough to navigate because of a lack of opportunities (especially ones that are in line with special interests), but there are options available.
Here are some employment resources to get you started.
A toolkit is a resource manual that is broken down into helpful sections. Please explore the various employment toolkits below.
The articles, studies, and guides below cover a variety of topics related to employment. Some are written by individuals who have businesses that employ those with autism, others were written by organizations, universities, and parents like you.
- Autism Beyond High School: Are We Ready?, Interactive Autism Network (2011 article about adult programs and services to help those on the spectrum transition into adulthood)
- Overview of Some Adult Services for People with Disabilities, University of Missouri (Overview of vocational rehabilitation and independent living)
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The websites below offer comprehensive support and/or information for a variety of issues related to navigating employment issues and the workforce.
- SCORE Assistance (SCORE’s nationwide initiatives help entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages in their professional lives.)
- The Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI (This site contains a plethora of resources related to employment and transitioning.)
- Autism Employment Entrepreneurs on Google+ (A virtual community that promotes virtual collaboration and discussion)
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