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On Saturday, March 12, the Autism Speaks Midwest Employment Symposium took place at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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This farm is designed to teach agriculture skills to young adults who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders...

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In 2014, Autism Speaks provided a grant to The Wiley Center to support their program that teaches young adults with autism the social skills needed to obtain and retain employment. The training was put to the test in the "real" world when 8 participants embarked on a job shadow opportunity at a major corporation in downtown Los Angeles.

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Scott Monette, inspired by his son Matthew, has started a business dedicated to creating employment for people on the spectrum and others with disabilities. In this post, Scott offers up ideas on what you can do to help adults with autism find the jobs that they deserve.

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This is a post for National Disability Employment Awareness Month written by Leslie Long and Dave Kearon, vice president and director of adult services at Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks, Rangam Consultants and WebTeam Corporation recently signed an agreement with DirectEmployers that will add almost 2 million job openings to TheSpectrumCareers.com.

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Fruits of Employment (FOE) is a first-of-its-kind initiative that strategically employs workers with autism and other disabilities at competitive agricultural sites such as apple orchards and vineyards.

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I realized my strengths from an early age and ran with them. I now want to open up possibilities for others who are growing up on the autism spectrum like me.

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