Self-advocacy is having the right to make and express your own life decisions and choices. Self-advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate, or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs, and rights.

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Posted on December 19, 2017

"Autistic people can find it very hard to break into the labor market. We might be extremely anxious about working or the job application process, have had a traumatic experience in the workplace, be very anxious around people or have low self-esteem." Jeanette Purkis

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Posted on October 17, 2017

As schools are busy welcoming students back to classes, author and autism specialist in the Arlington Public Schools, Deborah Hammer, shares four tips for writing an IEP that will assist your child in the transition to adulthood and employment.

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Posted on September 12, 2017

A job search can be accompanied by unique challenges for those with autism. In this blog, Wendy Swenson creates a fictitious character to demonstrate the ways in which an individual with autism can perform successfully in a workplace with the proper support along the way.

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Posted on August 22, 2017

Working at a job, especially one that you are passionate about, can add a newfound confidence and independence to life. Erin McKinney reflects on her own experience at a job she truly loves and the ways it improves day to day living.

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Posted on August 1, 2017

It can sometimes be hard knowing where to start when establishing yourself in the workforce. Educator and self-advocate Samantha Craft offers her advice to those looking for a job.

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Posted on July 6, 2017

Having an environment that accommodates neurodiversity in the workplace allows each individual to realize their potential and to do their best work. In this post, Robert Watkins explains the value of neurodiversity in the professional world.

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Posted on June 27, 2017

Each person is entitled to their individual rights to create a more just society. There are laws in place to safeguard employees with disabilities from discrimination. Learn more in the 7th and final post in Hire Autism's original summer blog series.

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Posted on August 10, 2016

You spend lots of time at your workplace so it is important that your safety is guaranteed. Autism and create some conflicts with safety, but if you follow the right procedures, you will be able to stay safe. This is the 6th post in Hire Autism's original summer blog series.

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Posted on August 3, 2016