What is autism and why does most autism information seem to be about children? We will discuss the emerging understanding of the features of ADULTS with autism. We will also discuss a few autism employment initiatives that focus on the VALUE of workers with autism. The success of these programs highlights the importance of placement planning and making a good job match. Toward the end of the session, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has autism will join us briefly to share his insider's perspective on supporting people with autism.
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe three features of adults with autism
- List at least two common strengths of workers with autism, which employment service providers should watch for and market in their job seekers
- Give an example of an employment initiative based on the strengths view