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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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JOBS CHANGE LIVES!

According to the most recent statistics, 1 in 59 children in the United States (1 in 37 boys) are diagnosed with Autism.  Over the last ten years, the number has increased by 112%. As a result, more and more children with Autism are transitioning into adulthood each year.

Unfortunately, the outcomes for these young adults are somewhat grim: 85% are unemployed, they seldom live independently, often rely on caregivers for support, exhibit less social and community involvement, engage in fewer meaningful relationships, and subsequently report having a lower quality of life.

There is hope! Job training and employment leads to increased independence, improved social and professional skills, more meaningful relationships, and ultimately a higher quality of life.

Students gain independence, a sense of purpose, and take pride in their work  

WORK ETHIC/

PERFORMANCE 

SOCIAL SKILLS/

COMMUNICATION

RESPONSIBILITY/

INDEPENDENCE 

SELF-ESTEEM/

CONFIDENCE 

PARTNER COMPANIES 

YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM

are disconnected from career pathways and job training in an integrated workplace.

are not aware that individuals with autism can be productive workers and lack the knowledge of how to successfully integrate them into the workforce.

85% of individuals with Autism are unemployed.
We're on a mission to change that.


500,000 young adults with autism in the US are graduating in next ten years. Many have the desire to be employed but lack the skills, experience in an integrated workplace, and opportunity. At the same time, companies lack the knowledge of how to implement and manage an inclusive workforce but are interested in employing individuals with autism and other disabilities. The Spectrum Works Solution is the bridge.

THE SPECTRUM WORKS SOLUTION


We believe that people with autism can be integrated into the workforce through education and opportunity.  Our vision is to change society’s perception of how corporations can seamlessly employ and integrate people with autism into their workplace. Spectrum Works has created a scalable program that can be fitted to companies to start their integration of people with autism into their workforce. 

Learn how we help companies, schools and individuals with autism 

   Companies

  • Build inclusive workforce by implementing job training & employment programs into the company’s operations

  • Educate the company’s employees about autism and integration via onsite workshops, online courses, webinars, and autism understanding events

  • Create a Diverse-Abilities committee to help the company manage strategic initiatives to integrate and support individuals with autism that are employed at the company

   Schools

  • Implement Job Training programs that provide individuals with autism with career pathways and job training in an integrated workplace

  • Educate school personnel on how to build programs and relationships with companies

   Individuals with Autism

  • On-the-job training, job readiness and career development programs

85% of individuals with Autism are unemployed. We’re on a mission to change that. Here’s how.