For Individuals & Job Seekers
- Abilities, Inc.
Abilities, Inc. is a provider agency with multiple locations in the New York metropolitan area. The agency has created and partnered with innovative employment programs for people with disabilities.
- Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association of New York (AHANY)
Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association of New York is a parent and individual driven organization that provides support groups, events, programs conferences and comprehensive resources for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They host an annual spring conference dedicated to the issues of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Autism Services Association
Autism Services Association is an employment services provider agency for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, located in Wellesley Hills Massachusetts.
- Autism After 16
Autism After 16 is a website dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis. Information is provided on many areas including Transition, Postsecondary Education, Employment, Community and Research.
- Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute (EDI)
The Employment and Disability Institute is a program of Cornell University’s Industrial Labor Relations School (IRL). This website provides comprehensive information on topics ranging from “Keeping your Medicaid While You Work” through disability employment research statistics and more.
- City University of New York’s Project REACH
Project REACH (Resources and Education on Autism as CUNY’s Hallmark) is a project developed at City University of New York (CUNY) to build capacity to better serve the growing population of college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Drive Fit Drive Fit believes that being able to drive can open up a world of employment, educational, and social opportunities. They create driver training apps for teens and young adults with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, and Non Verbal Learning Disability.
- Emerging Leaders
The Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities is a program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in competitive summer internships.
- Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
GRASP is the largest organization in the world of adults diagnosed along the spectrum. It is an educational and advocacy organization serving individuals on the Autism Spectrum through over 20 regional peer support networks. GRASP is run by, and for, people who are on the spectrum.
- Job Path Inc.
Job Path Inc. is a New York City based agency that provides employment services to adults with disabilities.
- Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS@MAAP)
Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) has joined More Advanced Individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (MAAP) to create a website that provides “articles, educational resources, links to local, national and international support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading, and moderated support message boards” specifically for people with Asperger Syndrome.
- Our Ability
Our Ability mentors, connects and inspires people with disabilities towards education and employment.
- The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center’s Vocational/Life Skills Academy (SARRC)
The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center’s Vocational/Life Skills Academy “is designed to help young adults and adults with ASDs express interest in potential careers while learning necessary life skills that will enhance their ability to live and work more independently.” The academy is only one of the extensive arrays of programs provided by SARRC.
- Vocational Rehabilitation – Listing of State Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
There are vocational rehabilitation centers throughout the United States that provide and/or contract employment support services for people with varying abilities, work experience and education. By clicking on the link and then choosing (clicking on) your state, you will see the address, phone number(s) and web link to your state’s office of vocational rehabilitation. Please call or visit the web site of your state’s office of vocational rehabilitation to get information about the specific services available in your local area.
- The Workforce Recruitment Program (for Students)
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) aims to connect students and recent graduates with disabilities with federal sector employers. To apply, students must interview with a WRP recruiter during an on-campus recruitment visit.
- Overview of Some Adult Disability Services for People with Autism
Dr. Scott Standifer, Associate Clinical Professor in the Disability Policy & Studies office of the University of Missouri’s School of Health Professions clearly explains the national network of Vocational Rehabilitation Centers and partners in his article, “Overview of Some Adult Disability Services for People with Autism.” Dr. Scott Standifer is a Clinical Instructor in the Disability Policy & Studies office of the University of Missouri’s School of Health Professions. He is the author of Adult Autism & Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals. He is also an organizer for the upcoming conference Autism Works: a national conference on autism and employment (3/3-4/2011). Email him here.