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.

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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Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the Workplace

Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-teens-workplace-transition

“I need to have some tangible success in my life. I want to get up in the morning…and think, Okay, I’m going to work. What am I going to do today at work? And when I come home in the evening feel like I’ve had a long fulfilling day and I’m earning my money. That […]

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Exciting Campaign Launched to Tackle the Autism Employment Gap

Exciting Campaign Launched to Tackle the Autism Employment Gaphttp://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-employment-gap-campaign

It will be some time before we see a positive result, but the opening shots have been fired in a campaign to encourage the UK Government to tackle the autism employment gap once and for all. High-flying politicians, like Government Minister Penny Mordaunt, have come out in support of the UK’s National Autistic Society (NAS), […]

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5 Practical Ways to Help Adults with Autism Gain Employment

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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