Autism Society of Texas: Access-Austin
The Autism Society of Texas offers a free vocational program for those 18 & up, who are low income and reside in Travis County, thanks to a generous social services & capacity building grant through Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department. Our Access-Austin program offers volunteer opportunities with local organizations and provides job coaching and training. We provide a way for adults with autism to not only learn vocational skills, but also learn social and communication skills while connecting with their peers. Furthermore, the program will enable individuals with disabilities to be a part of their community in a meaningful way.
Are you interested in learning about providing employment or volunteer opportunities, or learning more about how to enroll in the program?
Please email our Employment Specialist, Zak, at Zak@texasautismsociety.org
The Arc @ Work
The Arc’s employment department has created a groundbreaking new website, The Arc@Work. The Arc@Work serves as a resource for chapters, parents, individuals on the autism spectrum, and anyone who works in hiring, employment, or the I/DD community.
The Arc@Work’s newest product, Talent Scout: Unlocking the Talents of Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a wonderful toolkit to guide employers through hiring, training, and retaining employees on the spectrum. This resource can make a difference in the lives of people with ASD and I/DD. Visit The Arc@Work’s website to learn more about all that Talent Scout can do for you!
Independent Living Experience
Independent Living Experience is a customized support service for adults with disabilities desiring a life of independence.
SAP – Autism at Work
In May 2013, SAP announced a partnership with Specialisterne, a social business based in Denmark focused on helping people with autism find employment.