Category Archives for "Employment"

Articles that focus on preparing people with autism for jobs as well as work opportunities available to people on the spectrum.

Excellent Ways to Transition to the Workplace With Autism

Excellent Ways to Transition to the Workplace With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/excellent-ways-transition-workplace-autism/

One hallmark of adulthood is landing a job. The world of work can be full of exciting possibilities: perhaps your child will be a scientist, an inspiring artist, or the CEO of a breakout company. The progression of work is generally predictable and less interesting than our fanciful daydreams though, proceeding from unskilled labor toward […]

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Top Autism Jobs: Choosing the Best Careers for People With Autism

Top Autism Jobs: Choosing the Best Careers for People With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-autism-jobs-and-careers/

While it is true that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often face many social and educational challenges, it’s still possible for children to grow into employed adults with the help and support of parents and caregivers. Autism employment rates A report published by Drexel University reveals that only 14 percent of adults with autism […]

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New Hope: A Documentary Filmmaker’s Perspective on Peering Over the Cliff

New Hope: A Documentary Filmmaker's Perspective on Peering Over the Cliff https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/filmmakers-perspective-over-the-cliff/

In May of 2017, I had the good fortune to begin filming my first feature-length documentary, This Business of Autism about employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum. The film follows the expansion of Spectrum Designs, which is a custom screen-printing and embroidery business located in Port Washington, New York. Seventy-five percent of Spectrum Designs’ […]

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HELP: How Do I Help My Autistic Teen Find the Best Job?

HELP: How Do I Help My Autistic Teen Find the Best Job? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teen-looks-for-employment/

Can you give me some advice on teaching vocational skills to those with autism?– Karen Hi Karen, This is such an important topic. Research indicates that up to 85% of those with autism are unemployed or under-employed! The areas of difficulty for our teens and young adults on the spectrum are obvious: communication struggles, social […]

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Innovative Autism-Friendly Jobs for the Holiday Season

Innovative Autism-Friendly Jobs for the Holiday Season http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/holiday-season-autism-friendly-jobs

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” For any child, especially those with autism, it’s never too early to explore their abilities and apply them to their interests. This holiday season provides the perfect opportunity for you to help your child begin to identify his or her unique talents needed for future […]

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How a Woman with ASD Found Her Dream Job at Brain Power

How a Woman with ASD Found Her Dream Job at Brain Power https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/woman-settle-for-dream-job/

Julie Esris – A Graphic Design Lead at Brain Power, and an Autism Advocate Julie Esris always knew she had a creative flair and a talent for art, and she believes that society needs to rethink its perceptions of people with autism in the workplace. Julie now has a rewarding job working as the graphic […]

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Best Ways to Prepare Your Child With ASD for the Workplace

Best Ways to Prepare Your Child With ASD for the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-prepare-child-for-employment/

Luke, a towheaded boy on the autism spectrum, jolted upright in his seat as the director of special education, a woman in her mid-forties, announced that he was to repeat the 8th grade. Again. He gazed at me with a doe-eyed look that made my heart lurch, as if imploring Help me, Mom. I cleared […]

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Great Job Opportunities for People With Documented Disabilities

Great Job Opportunities for People With Documented Disabilities https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/documented-disabilities-employment-opportunities

We all know just how hard it is to get a job when you have a documented disability. What if there was a way to get bumped to the top of the hiring list just because you have a disability? This may seem out of the ordinary, but it does exist. A program called Schedule […]

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Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job

Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/tips-helping-young-people-find-the-right-job

So, your child is nearly ready to begin a career in the workplace or perhaps he/she is already working and needs a new job. How do you help the child find the right kind of position and the right fit? How can you guide him/her? Sometimes young people on the spectrum know which specific job […]

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People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace

People with Autism Are Filling a Void in the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-filling-a-void-in-the-workplace

The future job market is looking bright for many people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Large companies such as Microsoft, EY, and Utah-based Chargeback have piloted neurodiversity programs that aim to employ adults who are on the spectrum. The main objective of the program is to explore the possible benefits of hiring employees with varying […]

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