Northwest Center in Washington state provides employment services to adults with disabilities, placing them in jobs that match their skills and then providing them with the appropriate level of support at each step along their career path. The organization partners with businesses to promote inclusion of individuals with autism and other disabilities int he workplace. In a recent article in Autism World Magazine, Northwest Center's CEO Tom Everill, along with the help of bestselling author Monica Holloway (Cowboy & Wills, among others), offers tips for inclusion in the workforce:
Read about each of these helpful and inspiring tips in greater detail here.
Says Holloway, "Tom Everill's ideas are a vision into a great future for, not just our families, but for society as a whole. He is a huge hero of mine for the way in which he has changed my own view of the world, and certainly for the world-changing work that he is doing."
Autism Speaks has developed a variety of resources focused on the employment of people with autism, including an Employment Tool Kit full of tips and tools to help individuals with autism find and keep jobs in the competitive job market, a Small Business initiative, a series highlighting individuals with autism who have found success in the workplace and more! You can also search our Resource Guide for local employment services here.