Employment

Employment Tool Kit

Autism Speaks would like to help you with your employment search by giving you tools and tips while you look for a job.

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U.S. Census: High Unemployment, Low Wages Plague Disability Community

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their ... More...

Harkin Calls for 25% Growth In U.S. Disability Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2013) -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called for the U.S, disability workforce to grow 25 percent, to six million, by 2015 during a special hearing yesterday of the Senate Health, Education, Labor ... More...

Live Chat with James Emmett: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Throughout October, we will be hosting "Live Chats", posting blog entries, and keeping the community updated with news and resources related to the employment of adults with auti... More...

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)!                             &nbs... More...

Young Adults With Autism Seek Out White-Collar Careers For First Time

Matthew Koenisg, 24, was working in a data entry position in St. Paul, Minnesota making below minimum wage at a supervised employment center for people with disabilities.

Koenig, is is affected by autism, was happy to have a job despite the... More...

Washington Times: Hiring the Disabled is 'Crazy'

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2012) -- The Washington Times in a recent editorial attacked a new U.S. Department of Justice policy encouraging the employment of more Americans with disabilities as an appeal to "those w... More...

Internship Program

Intern applicants are selected based on the current needs of Autism Speaks’ departments throughout the U.S. If your experience (education and/or work) and skills match the needs of a particular department, you may be considered for an intern... More...

Governor Markell Makes Delaware 32nd State to Reform Autism Insurance

NEWARK, DE (August 13, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signing legislation that makes Delaware the 32nd state to en... More...

Adults with Autism in the News

  New! Autism Speaks just launched three great new employment tools... More...
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