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Information for Employers

Put autism to work!

In partnership with local business diversity committees, human resource departments, hiring managers and leadership, AuSM provides all the knowledge you need to attract and retain the gifts of autism. From recognizing and supporting the employees living with autism that you currently have to attracting new employees to enhancing your customer relations, AuSM provides the tools you need to become the company of choice for families living with autism.

EmploymentBrochCvr2015"Thanks so much for designing and presenting two valuable sessions on ASD for MnDOT staff. The evaluations indicate they were both enormously well received and deemed valuable by attendees - in other words, you were AuSM! Congratulations on growing the Society into such a valuable resource for our state! We look forward to further collaboration with you."

Lynnette M. Geschwind, AAO
Director & ADA Coordinator
Office of Affirmative Action
MN Department of Transportation

"I appreciate how AuSM's employment training directly related to perceptions in the workplace and understanding the need for accurate information about autism as well as the tools that benefit both the individual and the employer."

Ginger Beatty-Jawish
SES Lead Staff
Merrick, Inc.

Click here to download the AuSM Autism Training brochure.

Click here to download and read the autism and employment article featured in the First Quarter 2013 issue of Employee Benefits Planner magazine.

Our Employment Services for Employers

  • Basic autism education workshops
  • Autism awareness sessions - on-site and tailored to match your needs
  • One-on-one sessions with management
  • One-on-one sessions with employees
  • Employment Guide - quick reference for managers, hiring personnel, human resources, employees, parents
  • Annual Autism & Employment Forum and business awards
  • Support resources and on-site classes for employees who are parents of children affected by autism on home and work balance challenges

Benefits of Employing Individuals with ASD

  • Increased loyalty
  • Support for diversity councils
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced costs
  • Increase in employee outside-the-box problem-solving and ideas

New Employment Books for Employers and Individuals Seeking Employment

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"Overlooked Talent: Investing in Employees with Autism" is tailored for employers and hiring managers. "Unlocked Potential: An Employment Guide for People with Autism" is geared toward individuals seeking employment. These books are available at the AuSM office or can be downloaded by clicking the following links:

Employment and Autism Tools - DVD Series

AuSM has designed DVDs to help employers understand autism spectrum disorder. The DVDs are to be used by human resources personnel and hiring managers, as well as people affected by autism spectrum disorder.

DVD 1: Inteviewing Techniques
DVD 2: Accommodation Strategies
DVD 3: Acclimation of a New Hire

These DVDs can be enhanced to add more scripts that are conducive to your workplace, and they can be used with your Learning Management Systems (webinars). The DVDs are available at the AuSM office. If you would like a set, please stop by. DVD set quantities are limited.

Another reference document for employers is Tools & Strategies for Managers and Supervisors. This pdf contains information on working with people who have high functioning autism. Click here to view this pdf.

Click here to read "Getting Past the Handshake" autism and employment article from the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of the Autism Advocate.

AuSM Employment Initiative

The AuSM Employment Initiative has been featured in a national publication. Read about our work with local employers and the impact it is having. Click here.