Monster.com highlighted some of the technology companies that have dedicated programs to help individuals with autism find fulfilling employment.
- The Microsoft Autism Hiring Program launched in April 2015, with a goal of hiring people with autism for full-time positions.
- Software company SAP has had its Autism at Work program since May 2013, and HP and New Relic also have dedicated autism hiring programs
Autism Speaks' Director of Adult Services, David Kearon, also provided insight:
“Not every accommodation for people with autism needs to be a big deal. Natural supports are the kinds of things we do to help our colleagues every day at work, without having to fill out any paperwork and without spending any money. Helping managers and coworkers to learn how to work with a new colleague with autism is well worth a little bit of education and effort,” Kearon said.
Autism Speaks helped launch a new tool to address the challenges facing young adults and adults with autism in the job market. The mission of TheSpectrumCareers.com is to connect employers with qualified individuals with autism and other disabilities.