Development of a Guide about Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Development and design of a guide to help adults with autism to prepare for employment.
In 2008, the Heldrich Center worked with the Autism Speaks New Jersey (formerly COSAC) to help adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders better prepare to enter and thrive in employment through publication of a guide. The guide provides useful and clear information about the New Jersey labor market and where jobs are expected to grow; provides information about New Jersey-based resources available to help job seekers look for work that best suits their strengths, aspirations, and needs; and examines what public and private benefits and resources are available to help maintain employment. The guide also provides useful information about individuals’ civil rights to employment and accommodation in the workplace.