In recognition of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Autism Speaks will focus our topic of the week on the employment of adults with autism. We ask the Autism Speaks Community to share their experiences with employment in the community.
To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness month, please visit here.
Finding a job is a relevant topic in any conversation these days. Finding and keeping a job can be even more challenging if you have an autism spectrum disorder. Do you have a success story you can share with us? What made it work? What were some of the challenges? Are there employers that should be highlighted? Please share your story.
Check out the US Labor Department awards more than $21 million in Disability Employment Initiative funding to 7 States press release for further reading.
A project in Scotland to train up to 60 people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) for IT jobs has been awarded £407,036 from the Big Lottery Fund. Read more.