The Autism Society supports federal policies and initiatives that facilitate greater access to the workforce and increase the employment rate for people with autism. The organization advocates for public programs that provide meaningful engagement and resources necessary to be successful in community employment. Individuals with intellectual disabilities should have support to transition away from segregated, non-minimum wage jobs, emphasizing the use of natural supports.
Policy Priority: Employment Autism Society of America
Social Security work incentives tools for those on SSI/DI
Explore Work Curriculum: Discusses self-advocacy, identifying interest, why people work, etc.
Department of Labor Employment Policy: Offers a comprehensive range of resources through transition to employment.
Think Work: Employment successes, career planning, job matching & more.
Employment First APSE defines
To Tell or Not to Tell: Issues of Disclosure in the Workplace: Issue brief released by the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that discusses self-disclosure by youth and adults on the autism spectrum who are seeking job opportunities.
Employment Toolkit: Supports individuals seeking integrated employment was created by Autism Society and @ThinkWorkICI
IBCCES: National partner of ASA offering certification programs for autism & other cognitive disorders. Explore CAC’s here.
HirePotential, Inc: provides solutions to help government contractors succeed in navigating the complexities of disability compliance and inclusion.
Autism @ Work Playbook for employers to build inclusive hiring models.
JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit
Assisting job seekers: A guide for employment specialists