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The Autism Workforce® Model

An effective autism hiring initiative aligns autism ready® protocols with a company’s standard operating procedures. Implementing our 5-step research-supported employment model, companies are prepared to hire, train, and work with a neurodiverse workforce. These small accommodations, pay big dividends. Companies hiring people with autism discover new success in the workplace, including reduced turnover, increased productivity, and enhanced corporate culture. The results are a Win-Win.

Collaboratively, the company and AW will identify entry-level, repetitive job(s) that support the needs of the business. AW conducts a job analysis to create or adapt “standard work,” and job aids embedded with evidence-based practices, making the job autism ready®. This promotes universal design and success for a neurodiverse workforce.

Following a company’s standard hiring procedures, AW will work with hiring teams to adapt their process by making it autism ready. This involves retrofitting the traditional interview to include a Pre-Interview Tour and Skill Assessment, which results in hiring the best candidate for the job.

AW provides specialized training and coaching for companies hiring people with autism. AW prepares current staff to successfully interview, onboard, and work with a neurodiverse workforce.

AW supports both the employer and new employee to ensure both parties have success. AW strategically structures onboarding so that the company gradually takes ownership of training and integrating their new neurodiverse employee(s).

AW supports both the company and new hires during a 30-, 60-, 90-day review process. Support includes assessment of productivity, integration, virtual coaching, and, if needed, custom solutions to retain their neurodiverse workforce.

Autism Workforce helps companies compete and grow by hiring people with autism as a creative solution to workforce challenges. The results speak for themselves.

• Loyal & Dedicated Workforce  Reduced Turnover  Increased Productivity  Enhanced Corporate Culture  Profound Social Impact

50,000 Students on the autism spectrum
enter the workforce each year.

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