HFA and Autism Employment Resources
There are many employment resources available for individuals on the autism spectrum. This is our list of resources we believe are particularly helpful. Life in Progress Coaching does not endorse or warrant any organizations listed or mentioned in these links. While we do our best to review and screen all items, some content on these sites may contain opinions or advice that we disagree with. Please use care and judgment when using any information resource.
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Excellent Philadelphia area organization providing resources, events, and support for individuals with autism and their families.
A variety of employment resources including research, guidance, links to local agencies and vocational rehabilitation options.
Employment Tool Kits
12 Steps to Find the Right Job
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.
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.
The Spectrum Careers
A collaboration between Autism Speaks and a staffing company. Includes job postings by location as well as employment resources.
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.
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.
A Helpful Online Safety Guide for People With Autism Spectrum Disorders
A useful guide for people with ASD using the internet.
Guide providing job and career options to those with Autism
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)
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
Learning to Drive with Autism by Carmen Adams