Autism Speaks would like to help you with your employment search by giving you tools and tips while you look for a job.
As an adult on the autism spectrum, you have strengths and abilities that employers are just beginning to understand. We have written this Employment Tool Kit to help you research, find and keep employment in the current, competitive labor market. Stories, tips and resources were developed from a collaboration of people, including adults with autism, dedicated to increasing the employment participation of adults on the spectrum.
Although this Employment Tool Kit is geared towards you, we know that families, transition coordinators, vocational rehabilitation staff, business leaders and anyone who is helping someone with autism find and keep employment will also find this resource helpful.
Click here to download the Employment Tool Kit!
The Employment Tool Kit is divided into the following sections:
What Job is Right For You?
Benefits and Funding
Employment Models: What Option is Best For You?
Your Job Search
Resumes, Cover Letters and Applications
The Job Interview
Accommodations and Disclosure
Soft Skills: Understanding the Social Elements of Your Job
Success Stories and Lessons Learned
My Employment Rights
Glossary of Terms
Step-by-Step Guide to Your Employment Search
Do you have any questions for our Adult Services team? We always welcome feedback and suggestions, and we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Additional Employment Resources:
- [Book] The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome: Find the Right Career and Get Hired by Barbara Bissonnette
- [Consultancy Resource] Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
- [Guidebook] A Practical Guide for People with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work
- [Article] CTE and IEPs: Making the System Work for All