A Taft College graduate finds a professional environment and meaningful career at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara. “It’s clear you are proud of your company and highly motivated to contribute.”
Companies across America are hiring and supporting neurodiverse employees.
Best Buddies, Special Olympics, Autism Speaks, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation have joined forces to create lasting change in our nation’s workforce. To call your hiring practices inclusive, they must consider the millions of capable neurodiverse candidates. We’re here to help.
The Best Buddies Jobs Program secures employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves.
Special Olympics’ Unified Leadership initiatives teach leaders of all abilities to value and learn from each other to create environments where people with IDD succeed in meaningful roles, including employment.
Autism Speaks Workplace Inclusion Now™ (WIN) program—designed by an autistic-led team—provides online courses that support search, placement, and retention in a competitive labor market.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation is committed to amplifying this historic coalition to create a new paradigm for inclusive hiring. Our PSAs have reached more than a billion people and garnered more than $100 million in donated ad value.
We Are Talented
Approximately 6.5 million people in the U.S. have autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences.
We Are Employable
81% of adults 18+ with developmental differences do not have a paid job in the community.
We Are Leaders
Companies that employ people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences see positive business impacts, including improved morale, products, and services, and increased bottom lines.
Inclusion Success Stories
Although it took time to find, he’s taking charge of his role as an office automation clerk at the Federal Aviation Administration. “I can do the things that I love and help my family.”