Determining a career path for young adults on the spectrum can be challenging for both parents and young adults. There are simple steps to work through with your young adult to get clarity on potential career options and interests. When starting career exploration, knowing how a young adult learned and processed information while in school

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in Employment by Sara Colorosa, PhD

The job of “raising” a son or daughter significantly impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) does not come to an end when your child reaches the age of majority. It just shifts to a new realm. Indeed, adulthood brings significant new worries and new challenges. Vital concerns for parents of emerging adult children with ASD

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in Employment by Gregg Ireland

For women with Asperger’s, the workplace can be a very isolated place. Organizations are social environments, which is uniquely challenging for Aspie Women. In the workplace, women tend to form cliques, social groups, and tribes that neurotypical women are more naturally enabled to understand and navigate. In organizations that I have observed, there is a

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in Employment by Sharon Link, PhD

As a special education teacher and a caretaker for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I constantly worry about the futures of my students/clients. More specifically, I wonder whether or not they will be able to acquire employment. For some individuals, such as those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s, there are several vocational training programs

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in Employment by Karlyn Habenstein

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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in Employment by Ava Wadaby

After I graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Master of Divinity, I was employed four years as a youth pastor. When metro Detroit experienced harsh economic conditions due to the automotive industry I found myself unemployed. For the next two years I struggled for steady employment and sank into a finical sinkhole, unable to

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in Employment by Sandison, MDiv