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Partnered with Autism Speaks, Food for Good Thought has hired 20 Consultant Pairs across the country to mentor our autism community in pursuing innovative employment opportunities. A vocational mentorship service fueled by persons with autism nationwide to create a Unique Chamber of Commerce that assists persons with ASD on their career trajectory!

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Nish Parikh, founder and CEO of WebTerm Corporation, the company that worked with Autism Speaks to develop TheSpectrumCareers.com, shares what a positive impact the online jobs portal has had on workers with autism.

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Innovative minds in the Israeli military have set up a special program that recruits youngsters on the autism spectrum as deciphers of satellite photographs.

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For the 5th straight year, GAP is helping us raise awareness and precious dollars to go toward our research and advocacy programs!

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More and more individuals with autism are transitioning to adulthood and are searching for meaningful, sustained employment. There are new tools to help adults with autism in finding and obtaining employment which may be of interest to parents, providers, researchers and community members such as potential employers.

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Family Services Community Grant recipient Have Dreams worked to develop an ‘iresume’ or digital resume that could be used to effectively demonstrate each individual’s vocational strengths by allowing potential employers to actively observe an individual performing job related skills.

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In this post, Autism Speaks Director of Adult Services Dave Kearon talks about why this exciting new tool was developed and how it will open the doors to opportunities not just to individuals with autism, but to the business organizations that employ them.

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The Chocolate Spectrum is a micro-enterprise that was founded by Valerie Herskowitz for her son Blake, a 23 year old man with autism.

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