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Employment: Employment
Disability Specific: Autism


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Career Assistance for People with Autism is a guide with information on employment and accommodation rights, Resume Writing,


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Alabama

Aspergers Specific Supports is another link on the Alabama Statewide Network that has support groups for people with Aspergers. Support groups may be helpful as you may find out how others have made this transition to employment, the companies that hired them and how to find assistance.

Autism Society of Alabama Community Supports for Adults offers many employment resources in this directory.

Autism Speaks explains the IEP transition program and offers many transition resources in Alabama. There are many kinds of resources listed to assist with Autism in supported employment. Listed are the Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries or Easterseals. These agencies work with employment agencies that work with employers to create jobs for the specific needs of people with disabilities.


Colorado

Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome This article explains how to put ones strengths forward and how to understand what one may not be able to do as well. Included are charts on bad jobs or good jobs for people with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. This article is by Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA (November, 1999)


Nevada

New Sign Autism Entrepreneurs Center LTO Ventures believes there are adults with autism who have great ideas and want to create and work in their own business to bring their ideas to fruition. They have created the Autism Entrepreneurs Center. The mission of the Center is to give adults with autism the specific guidance, tools and resources they need to create, launch and run their own real for-profit or non-profit companies. They plan to pilot the program in Nevada with the first-year goal of creating 12 new incorporated businesses and putting up to 100 ASD adults to work making minimum wage or better in businesses they own. They also hope to create two affiliated opportunities: 1) use the guidance to create partnerships between ASD adults and typical adults to jointly launch and run businesses; and, 2) to encourage these businesses to work collaboratively to share resources and foster other business development through the creation of “business incubators” in their cities.

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