In this section of the site, you’ll find information on job-related subjects such as employment research and reports, supported employment, transition planning for job opportunities, vocational rehabilitation and more.

Bring Amy to You!

Bring Amy to You! After holding prominent positions with the West Virginia Autism Society and Partners and Policy Making, Amy is currently the Director of The Arc’s Autism Now Resource and Information Center. Amy was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in her 30s and decided to enroll in graduate school at Marshall University in West Virginia…

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Employment Options

Discover your employment options by learning what we mean by employment, what people mean when they talk about employment and day services and a helpful employment glossary of terms.

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Employment Research and Reports

Although in recent years the number of people with autism spectrum disorders has been significantly growing, the availability of employment statistics specific to this group is still relatively scarce. Statistics on employment participation vary widely in how well they can identify specific groups such as people with autism spectrum disorders.

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Planning for Employment

Discover how to plan for employment if you have autism or another developmental disability.

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Supported Employment

Getting a job is an important milestone for most of us. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, however, it is a milestone that is often not easily reached. Supported employment is an approach that can facilitate access to employment in typical work environments.

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The Employment Service System

If a job seeker needs help to find a job there are state and local resources that can help with the job search. State human service and job support agencies such as the state vocational rehabilitation agency or the state intellectual or developmental disability agency can help coordinate services, provide funding, and in some cases provide direct job support.

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Transition Planning for Job Opportunities

A motivating factor for schools and community providers to provide evidence-based transition practices for all students, including students with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities, stems from growing evidence that more needs to be done to ensure that young adults are prepared to pursue meaningful work in the 21st century workplace.

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Vocational Rehabilitation

Every state has a vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency that is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, get, keep or regain employment.

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