In Part 2 of "Tips for Getting Hired on the Spectrum," William Purdy shares insight on introspection and how it can benefit job seekers during their job search.Read More
Freelance writer and editor, William Purdy, was diagnosed on the spectrum at the age of 25. In his three-part blog series, he shares insight on getting hired.
Do you have questions about disclosure? Find expert advice here.Read More
Most of us would agree there are many benefits to employmentRead More
"Autistic people are constantly told that we can’t do a range of activities which are important for independent living: things like education, employment, relationships, having children or owning property" - Jeanette PurkisRead More
Today's article is about a recent employment success story and how changing gears made all the difference!Read More
"What kind of agencies are out there to connect me, and my child’s skills, to a potential employer?" Raeme Bosquez-Greer answers this and more.Read More
I've always sought to do meaningful work that would contribute something to society, bettering the lives of other people - Robert WatkinsRead More
"Embracing any kind of diversity starts with one fundamental first step: awareness" - Robert Watkins. This blog provides practical advice for employers while offering valuable insight for job-seekers.Read More
Looking for gratifying work and unsure of what you want to do? For those who like to work with their hands, vocational programs, such as those that train electricians, auto mechanics and welders, may be an avenue to a great job.Read More
"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 PurkisRead More
In this week's blog, Nick Venturella interviews Samantha Craft. Learn more about her struggles and strategies for success in the workplace.Read More
Disclosure can be tricky. Samantha Craft discusses the pros and cons, while providing insight and strategies to help job seekers navigate this challenging issue in the job search and workplace.Read More
Author and autism advocate Jeanette Purkis gives readers a candid snapshot of her early work experiences as well as her rewarding and successful career in public service. Additionally there is targeted advice about preparing for a job and how to navigate the workplace.Read More
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.Read More
Gain valuable insight from somebody who has been a job seeker and also knows what recruiters are looking for in this detailed article by autism educator, author and lead recruiter, Samantha Craft.Read More
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.Read More
Renowned speaker and author Kerry Magro reflects upon his experience working full time and offers helpful tips that he has picked up along the way.Read More
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.Read More
Honesty in the workplace can be complicated. When is it called for and when does it go too far? Robert Watkins discusses his own experience with honesty at work and urges his audience to look at it through a different lens.Read More
Robert Watkins explains the distinction between impairment and disability, and describes the importance of an employer creating an inclusive and accommodating work environment rather than solely expecting an autistic employee to adapt to the workplace.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Have you faced difficulties "fitting in" in a work or school environment? Our thirteenth installment invites you to share your own experience "passing" in a professional setting, which this author will incorporate into an upcoming blog post.