Preparing for Employment E-Book - Autism Awareness

Preparing for Employment E-Book

Author: Maureen Bennie
Publishing Info: E-Book 23 pages / May 2021
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Having a job can enhance a person’s quality of life. Not only does it provide an income, but it also builds skills, connects people, expands a person’s community contacts, and brings focus to the day.

In 2015, the United Nations website stated that approximately 80% of autistic adults are unemployed. There are a number of barriers that keep this statistic so high such as a shortage of job training programs, inadequate support for job placement, a lack of supports/accommodations in the workplace, and pervasive discrimination.

Autistic individuals can bring a lot to a job such as dependability, reliability, concentration, memory skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and factual knowledge, just to name a few. Every person is unique with their own talents, abilities, and interests. We need to find the right supports and a structured environment to nurture these capabilities.

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