Our sincerest thanks to all those who participated to our annual banquet “Soar to New Heights 2014”.
By SHIRLEY S. WANG DUBLIN–Some employers increasingly are viewing autism as an asset and not a deficiency in the workplace. To read more of this article, click here.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (January 8, 2014) – As the U.S. prepares for a tsunami of young adults with autism who will enter the job market over the next decade, autism specialists and business leaders will assemble in Chapel Hill, NC on January 27-29 for the first summit to press for more small businesses solutions to […]
On Wednesday October 23rd 2013 evening, Autism Speaks held its sixth Small Business Town Hall meeting, hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The Chicagoland autism community showed its recognition of the dire need for appropriate employment opportunities for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Organized in collaboration with the University and its Speech, Language, […]
Young Adults With Autism Seek Out White-Collar Careers For First Time A few weeks ago, Matthew Koenig, 24, was doing data entry for below minimum wage at a supervised employment center for people with disabilities in St. Paul, Minn. Koenig, who has autism, was happy to have a job in a tough economy, but soon […]
Outsourcing to the Autistic Rather Than to India Part of the reason autism has captivated Hollywood moviemakers more than other developmental disabilities is that, for all the difficulties it brings those who have it, it also gives some of them the ability to perform uncanny feats of brainpower: effortlessly memorizing train schedules or song lyrics, […]
The Perfect Software Tester? The lives of autistic individuals are challenging ones, especially when it comes to finding employment. But could it be their condition gives them the unique skills that make them ideal as software testers? At least one outsource testing firm—Highland Park, IL-based Aspiritech, with a staff of 10-plus autistic testers—thinks so. And […]
Startup company succeeds at hiring autistic adults HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie Specht is bothered by bright lights, vacuum cleaners and the feel of carpeting against her skin. Rider Hallenstein draws cartoons of himself as a […]
Careers for Adults with Autism Ash-har Quraishi has the personal story of one couple’s mission to create meaningful employment and sustainable careers for adults with autism… Read More