Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?
(August 15, 2014) -- ULTRA Testing, a debugging company out of MIT, is recognizing and capitalizing on the strengths of employees with autism.
(August 11, 2014) - Detroit's Oakland University has announced a new effort to help adults with autism find employment. Former Autism Speaks Executive Vice President Pat Kemp has been named the organization's Executive Director.
(July 23, 2014) - Business Insider recently profiled 35-year-old Mark Leslie. Mark is a computer programer in New York City who has an Asperger Syndrome diagnosis. Like many adults on the autism spectrum, Mark has battled social anxiety which made it difficult for him to find a job. That is until he applied at ULTRA testing.
Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Sara Mae Hickey, the Owner of Puzzles Bakery & Café, a new business in upstate New York that is committed to hiring adults with special needs. Puzzles seeks to "solve the puzzle" of autism and adulthood by providing opportunities for personal growth, as well as a source of income, social interaction, and a sense of purpose for individuals of all abilities.
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