Autism in the Workplace Today

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  • Title: Autism in the Workplace Today: A Literature Review and Examination of Five Autism Programs
  • Author(s): Jonathan H. Westover, Kathrynn Hughes, Teresa Cardon
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies
  • Keywords: Autism in the Workplace, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Workplace Accommodations, Case Analysis
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2324-7649 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2324-7657 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2324-7649/CGP/v13i02/1-13
  • Citation: Westover, Jonathan H., Kathrynn Hughes, and Teresa Cardon. 2018. "Autism in the Workplace Today: A Literature Review and Examination of Five Autism Programs." The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies 13 (2): 1-13. doi:10.18848/2324-7649/CGP/v13i02/1-13.
  • Extent: 13 pages

Abstract

This project looks to understand what organizations are doing to better accommodate and employ individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This project has cast a wide net in order to attempt to answer why these individuals are among the lowest percentage, in the world of learning disabilities, to be employed. While there are handfuls of after school programs, internships, and online training courses, the low employment and underemployment rate remains the same. This article focuses on the experiences of companies that are leading the way with training and programs geared towards this particular set of workers.