Autism Employment Resources

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Need help finding a job that's right for you? Or are you an employer who needs help recruiting dedicated and talented employees who you may have never considered before? 

We have tools and tips for people with autism looking for a job as well as for those who are currently working. As a first step, download our Employment Tool Kit to help prepare for work and look for jobs. There are also helpful resources for businesses that want to learn more about hiring and retaining employees on the spectrum, such as the Autism Empowerment Kit.

Global data indicates that the vast majority of adults with autism are either unemployed or underemployed, with estimates ranging to as high as 85%. This should not be the case, and it won’t be for long.

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At Autism Speaks, we know that these poor outcomes are not due to an inability of people with autism to perform job tasks. We know many adults with ASDs who are demonstrating their competence in a wide variety of industries and at all ranks within businesses around the world. But for the vast majority, these job opportunities are not being made available to them.

Together, we can make an impact. Use the tools, resources and links below.



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Autism Speaks Advocacy

Autism Speaks supports employment initiatives that prepare, recruit, onboard, retain and advance individuals with autism, recognizing that everyone with autism has different strengths and aspirations.

We work to ensure that all individuals with autism who seek employment can secure and retain it with appropriate, individualized supports.

Learn more about Autism Speaks employment advocacy efforts

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