Spectrum Works has created scalable programs that can be fitted to companies to start their integration of people with autism into their workforce. Corporations working with Spectrum Works can deliver quantifiable and tangible “corporate social responsibility” initiatives at minimal cost to the company. These innovative solutions are segmented into four levels for companies including onsite employment program, customized seminars, company impact events, diverse-ability committee development, and much more.
Six partner companies have implemented our program (Rent the Runway, Green Distribution, FM, Bergen Logistics, American Dream Mall, and Walgreens), over one hundred individuals with autism have been through the program, more than fifteen schools have participated, and we are now in a position to take the model nationwide.
Are you ready to make a difference? Become a partner company and provide a path to meaningful employment for individuals with autism! The Partner Company Program levels are explained below. If you need just a little more information before you can make a difference, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaming up with Spectrum Works has been the most impactful and worthwhile initiative Green achieved since it started in 2013. I am proud of my employees who tirelessly champion the message that true integration for all people regardless of disability should be a nationwide initiative. Every person that has come through the Spectrum Works program is valued and contributes positively to our company.
- Robert Butters, Green Distribution, founder
How We Work With Companies
Change society’s perception of how corporations can seamlessly employ and integrate people with autism into their workplace.
Build Inclusive Workforces
Partner with companies to design diverse abilities and inclusion strategies, consult and advise on execution, train company managers and employees, and implement scalable on-site employment programs.
Transition From School to Workforce
Incorporate high school and university internship programs for individuals with autism into companies. Provide on-the-job training, classroom-based soft skills training, and career development.
Coach & Train
Support interns and employees with autism at the partner company. Train the company’s staff and work with them to track progress and improve outcomes.
WHY BECOME A PARTNER COMPANY?
Build an inclusive workforce
Increased image as a socially responsible company
Gain a source of entry level, diverse human capital
Hands on support during the internship and ongoing after direct hire from partner company
Get to know potential employees over time, as trainees, before making hiring decisions
Company’s staff have an increased positive image of their employer
Built in mentorship & volunteer opportunities for employees
Positive impact to financials
"It has been my honor to mentor Dennis on his prepress Journey. Knowing that I can make a difference gives me sense a sense of pride. Dennis has rightfully earned his place on our team due to his willingness to learn and his ability to find creative solutions." - Will, FM Expressions.
Spectrum Works partners with companies to build its employment training program for individuals with autism into their everyday operations. Spectrum Works provides training and guidance to company’s staff, and collaborates with them to track progress. Spectrum Works’ unique approach incorporates high school and university internship programs for individuals with autism into companies.
Spectrum Works job coaches support students giving feedback, helping them develop professional skills, and ensuring their goals are met. The students who navigate the program successfully, demonstrating sufficient levels of productivity and autonomy, have the opportunity to become directly employed by one of our partner companies. Spectrum Works continues to provide support to those directly hired by the partner company.
Rent the Runway
Online designer dress rental services. Jobs include: sorting dresses, with use of different technology (ring scanners and wrist tablets), prioritizing orders and other jobs working on organizational skills.
A large screen printing company. Jobs include: picking garments (with scanners), folding, packing, stickers, sorting, quality control, graphic arts processing, administrative tasks, and IT.
A custom heat transfer company. Jobs include: graphic design and art processing.
An order fulfillment company.
The second largest mall in the United States.
The second largest pharmacy store chain in the United States