Only 15% of autistic adults are employed.
Spectrum Works is on a mission to change that.
Spectrum Works aims to address this challenge by providing job training, employment support, and raising awareness about the valuable contributions autistic individuals can make in the workforce, while helping companies become inclusive workplaces, and tap into a pipeline of dedicated and talented employees.
BENEFITS FOR COMPANIES
Gain a source of dedicated, hard-working, focused, loyal employees
Create an inclusive and diverse workforce culture
Reduced turnover, as autistic employees stay at companies
Increase image as a socially responsible company
Meet Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Goals
Increase internal volunteer and mentorship opportunities
High School Partners
The Spectrum Works model helps young autistic individuals live up to their potential for stable, successful, economically self-sufficient lives and, at the same time, helps partner companies create inclusive workforces.
The majority of the participants we have served are employed, attending college, or are currently participating in Spectrum Works' job training program.
HEAR HOW COMPANIES ARE BENEFITING FROM A PARTNERSHIP
"I think first of all, Spectrum Works did a very good job getting us prepared and getting us ready for the students or the interns. Letting us know the kind of work that might be more suitable for someone on the spectrum, saying 'let's start small, let's start in a particular department', and offering a coach. I think they just made that investment up front so that the program could succeed."
Marjorie Ramos, Chief People Officer at Bergen Logistics
"Initially when the program started, I may have had concerns about making sure they are safe, or about how the other employees would treat them. But those concerns were nonexistent. FM employees have included them in so many ways and it’s been a mutually beneficial experience. The employees at FM enjoy working with the students and employees with autism and are happy they are part of our company."