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Hiring People Who Have Autism

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According to Reuters, a study found that 35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. Considering more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, that’s a lot of people with unique perspectives and talents whose contributions to the workforce are being lost.

The Mighty teamed up with Autism Society to ask its readers for one piece of advice they’d offer employers about working with people with autism.

To read the complete story on The Mighty, click here.

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Thanks to The Mighty and Autism Society of America for conducting the survey;  for writing an article summarizing the survey results; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture and text in this post.

 

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.