Organizations

Ascend Group
Excellent Philadelphia area organization providing resources, events, and support for individuals with autism and their families.

Autism Now
A variety of employment resources including research, guidance, links to local agencies and vocational rehabilitation options.

Autism Speaks
Employment Tool Kits
12 Steps to Find the Right Job
Employment Resources
Information including self-advocacy, links to job sites, resumes / interviewing and the social aspects of employment.

The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)
Webinars, videos from experts and information on disclosure and employment rights.

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism
With the goal of increasing job opportunities paired with ongoing training and support, AFAA lists strategies to meet their vision including engaging employers and creating training programs.

Autism Research Institute
Information on vocational services and accommodations through the ADA and the Federal Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Employment Rights, Accommodations and Disclosure Resources

United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Information on the Workforce Recruitment Program and the Campaign for Disability Employment and other resource links connected to policy and assistance resources.

JAN: Job Accommodation Network
Workplace accommodations and information on ADA. With a hotline and an online chat feature, JAN helps individuals to self-advocate and request accommodations to be successful.

Organization for Autism Research – Disclosing Autism On The Job
Helpful advice and suggestions regarding disclosure including considerations and benefits.

Organization for Autism Research – Understanding Disclosure and Workplace Accommodations
Step-by-step information on what, how and when to disclose.

Hiring Resources

The Spectrum Careers
A collaboration between Autism Speaks and a staffing company. Includes job postings by location as well as employment resources.

Hire Autism
Job seekers can make a profile and also search jobs by location.

Getting Hired: Careers and Community for Talented People with Disabilities
Search job postings and utilize resources such as online job fairs.

AbilityLinks
Job postings and featured employers and service providers.

Bender Consulting Services
Recruiting company for individuals with disabilities. Resources include job postings, mentoring services, training and virtual career fairs.

The Sierra Group RecruitDisability.Org
Job postings and alerts, featured employers/jobs and salary research resources.

Think Beyond the Label: Workers & Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace
A job board, tools, success stories and a blog with advice and resources.

Workology: Companies Hiring Adults with Autism
Information on (27) companies that hire adults with autism such as Walgreens, Microsoft, Ford and other training programs.

Books

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome- Find the Right Career and Get Hired (Barbara Bissonnette)

The Autism Job Club – The Neurodiverse Workforce in the New Normal of Employment (Michael S. Bernick and Richard Holden)

Asperger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates (Rudy Simone)

Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide – A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success (Barbara Bissonnette) 

Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired: Career Coaching Strategies for Professionals and Parents of Adults on the Autism Spectrum (Barbara Bissonnette)

The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius (Gail Saltz)

The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment A Guide for Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges (Judy Endow, Malcolm Mayfield, Brenda Smith Myles)

 

Articles

The Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome 

Aspergers/Autism Network Asperger Profiles: Employment

Unique Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

Choosing the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome (Temple Grandin, Ph.D.)

Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

Why Some Companies Are Trying to Hire More People on the Autism Spectrum 

How These 4 Major Companies Are Tackling The Autism Unemployment Rate