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…» learn more
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.
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.» learn more
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.» learn more
Discover how to plan for employment if you have autism or another developmental disability.» learn more
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.» learn more
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.» learn more
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.» learn more