In the video above, seven-time Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner, father of an adult son with autism and grandfather to two boys on the spectrum, champions TheSpectrumCareers.com. Asner encourages all businesses to post their open positions on the new website, which was developed by Autism Speaks in partnership with Rangam Consultants and WebTeam Corporation in order to help connect employers with qualified job seekers with autism and other disabilities.
While approximately 50,000 young adults with autism reach working age every year in the United States, only a fraction of those individuals are gainfully employed in jobs that match their capabilities. Job seekers with autism – and the business community – just need a little bit of help getting connected. TheSpectrumCareers.com can help.