Vodafone seek to recruit Autistic individuals

Vodafone has become the largest company in Europe to actively seek out individuals with high functioning Autistic spectrum disorders due to adeptness in blue sky thinking and understanding code. IT companies have long been reaping the benefits of selecting candidates who have high functioning autism because the condition itself promotes ‘outside the box’ and original […]

Press Release – HMRC and Department for Work and Pensions Provide Work experience for young people with autism

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have offered young people with autism work experience as part of an ‘Insight Programme’ developed in partnership with Ambitious about Autism. The scheme, which ran from Monday 29 June – Friday 10 July, looked at addressing the fact that 85% of adults […]

Autism in the workplace: ‘Always thought you were a bit weird’

I was sitting in a doctor’s office, describing yet again how a day at work could be hell. I told him why sharing the same space, listening to my colleagues’ music/small talk/breathing drove me mad and why someone saying “good morning” could feel like a personal invasion. The doctor was new, young; he gave a […]

A New Frontier for Disabled Adults: Being An Entrepreneur

“I’m sorry, we went with another candidate.” “I’m sorry, you just aren’t qualified.” These phrases are all too often heard by autistic adults following an interview, assuming they get an interview in the first place. According to the Office of Disability Employment, in November of 2014 only 19.7 percent of disabled adults were employed. That is […]

Press Release – Job services lacking for young people with autism

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these […]

Internships based in hospitals help students with autism

Mechanicsville, VA – High school seniors with autism get hospital internships through Project Search, a program designed to teach job skills to people on the autism spectrum. Students in the program agree that it’s helped. Hanover County resident Savannah Chandler told news outlet Richmond Times Disbatch that “I stocked and sanitized equipment. I helped stock […]

Man with autism gets new job based on merit after losing his previous employment

Ottawa, Canada — A man with autism who lost his job when Target was forced to closed down 133 of its stores found a new job despite his worries that he might not find another one due to his developmental disability. James Pelletier, a 25-year-old who describes himself as high-functioning, landed a new job at […]

Proposed program offers job training for young adults with autism

Hartford, Conn. — A proposal to start a vocational training program to prepare young adults with autism for employment and independent living has earned both praises and reservations among the citizens of Connecticut. The proposal, which hopes to train and prepare 100 young adults on the autism spectrum for future employment and independent living, aims […]

Press Release – DirectEmployers Forms New Alliance with Easter Seals, Further Encouraging Disability and Veteran Hiring Initiatives

Partnership launches online job portal for veterans and individuals with disabilities. Indianapolis  – DirectEmployers Association, the leading nonprofit provider and OFCCP compliance solution and recruitment marketing tools, is continuing to bridge the gap between employers and the disability and veteran community through a national partnership with Easter Seals, a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals […]

New study helps people on the autism spectrum after high school

Lexington, KY – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has awarded $693,000 to the University of Kentucky College of Education professor Lisa Ruble and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. This grant will serve to figure out how to smooth the transition into adulthood for people on the autism spectrum. Medical Xpress met with […]