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Give one person an opportunity for meaningful employment by sponsoring an internship.  
A gift of $12,000 funds a one-year internship and a gift of $1,000 funds one-month of job training. 

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COMPANY PROGRAMS

 

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.

 

Three partner companies have implemented our program (Rent the Runway, Green Distribution, and FM), 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 annmarie@spectrumworks.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

How We Work With Companies

OUR SOLUTION

Raise Awareness

  • 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. 

Partner Company Program Levels

 

  • Receive quarterly newsletter

  • Quarterly meeting with Spectrum Works advisor to discuss diverse abilities and inclusion topics


Member

Silver

  • Educate corporate executives and employees about autism in the workplace: in-person workshops, online courses and resource center, toolkits

  • Create and manage a “Diverse-Abilities IMPACT day” at partner company

  • Access to a Spectrum Works advisor to assist with inclusion initiatives

  • Attend one Round Table Panel Discussion

  • Attend the Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit


Gold 

Platinum

  • Build Inclusive Workforce: on-site employment program implemented and managed by Spectrum Works**

  • Access to a Spectrum Works advisor to assist with program implementation and management

  • Minimum one on-site job coach

  • Help build Diverse Abilities Group (employee resource group) made up of the company’s employees that care about: championing employment for individuals with autism, educating their employees, and creating resources for their employees that have children with autism.

  • Create and manage annual “Diverse Abilities IMPACT day” at Partner Company

  • Search, place and support interns and employees with autism directly hired by the Partner Company

  • Includes all the services listed in the other levels

  • Help build Diverse Abilities Group (employee resource group) made up of the company’s employees that care about: championing employment for individuals with autism, educating their employees, and creating resources for their employees that have children with autism.

  • Access to a Spectrum Works advisor to assist with inclusion initiatives and program implementation

  • Search, place and support interns and employees with Autism directly hired by the Partner Company

  • Match or refer local high schools and universities that utilize the Spectrum Works model

  • Create Volunteer/Mentorship program for the company’s employees

  • Speak at Annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit

  • Includes all the services listed in the other levels


**Spectrum Works partners with companies to build its employment training program for individuals with autism into their everyday operations. Spectrum Works co-locates within the partner company, 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 on-site 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

Green Distribution

A large screen printing company. Jobs include: picking garments (with scanners), folding, packing, stickers, sorting, quality control, graphic arts processing, administrative tasks, and IT.

F&M Expressions

A custom heat transfer company. Jobs include: graphic design and art processing. 

BECOME A PARTNER COMPANY

Send in the below form or contact Ann Marie Sullivan: 201-552-2055, annmarie@spectrumworks.org