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In our own words: Employment on the spectrum
Blog
10.7.2020

In our own words: Employment on the spectrum

Every October Autism Speaks recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign shines a light on the topic of
Kerry Design
Blog
10.1.2020

Autistic people like me just want a chance to succeed

"I want our society to know that, there are capable and talented people on the spectrum who are able to walk the walk but might have challenges
Back to work in the pandemic
Blog
8.13.2020

Back to work in the pandemic

Vincent is enrolled in the FDNY Emergency Medical Service Training Academy and couldn't wait to get back to work, even during the pandemic. Before
Aaron Magee
Blog
7.24.2020

I am determined to succeed in my career

Since I started this job with A2W, I can tell I’ve grown.
Purpose-driven, functional mentorships support low-pressure learning
Blog
7.15.2020

Purpose-driven, functional mentorships support low-pressure learning

Anne Nagel is a cognitive engineer and human factors specialist at Autism Speaks. She is also an executive function coach with a focus on autistic
Zach horst
Blog
5.14.2020

Why thinking outside the box makes me a valuable employee

"I see possibilities others may not see, and I love solving problems because every one is an opportunity to figure out a way to do something more
Support for Autistic Adults Dealing with COVID-19 Employment Changes
Blog
3.31.2020

Support for Autistic Adults Dealing with COVID-19 Employment Changes

Brigid Rankowski is a writer, artist and advocate based in Portland, Maine. Brigid is a member of state and national disability organizations. They
Working from home: Developing a new routine
Blog
3.25.2020

Working from home: Developing a new routine

Across the United States, employees are working from home as a means of social distancing—a key step in managing the outbreak of COVID-19. For
How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19
Blog
3.25.2020

How to cope with disrupted personal routines during COVID-19

We are now dealing with widespread changes across the U.S. in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips you can use to feel more confident
Photo of Sarah Hutchins sitting at her desk in front of her computer
Life on the Spectrum
2.26.2020

Spreading my wings in the workplace

I’ve always worked hard, but I haven’t always felt I could bring my whole self to work. When I was in the second grade, I was reading on the
Leo
News
10.11.2019

Join Us for a Brighter Life on the Spectrum

Introducing a new brand campaign, For a Brighter Life on the Spectrum, inspired by the vast and diverse autism community. At Autism Speaks, we’re
Randy Walker Jr
Life on the Spectrum
10.3.2019

Accepting myself and my autism changed my life

My message is that yes you have a disability but your disability doesn't have you, it does not define who you are and that you too can do anything.
autism jobs, special needs jobs, jobs for people with disabilities
Blog
10.3.2019

Merging talent with opportunities: New thinking about the autistic workforce

Dave Kearon provides insight on autistic employment in this country as well as strategies for increasing workforce diversity to include employees
autism jobs, special needs jobs
Blog
10.2.2019

My Son’s First Summer Job: Will Work for Snacks

By Lora Hinkel My summer jobs as a teenager weren’t what I had in mind for my long-term future. But they were a chance for me to make money
Scott McLaughlin main image
Blog
9.23.2019

An Aspie's journey

Being an aspie, one of the hardest challenges included when to tell my boss. The magical thing about Asperger's is that we show honest emotion.
Sean Kelly
Blog
9.19.2019

How finding the right job gave me confidence and purpose

Some people view my autism as a weakness, but CAI sees it as a strength.
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