Creating Accessible and Inclusive Workplaces for Autistic Individuals
We all have unique strengths, challenges, talents and interests. Individuals on the autism spectrum and other disabilities are no different. Despite this, labour force participation for persons with developmental disabilities is only 50% compared to any other disability in Canada, and the employment rate for autistic individuals is only 14.3%.1
EmploymentWorks is a program that aims to foster greater awareness of the skills and contributions that individuals on the autism spectrum bring to the workplace, and to help remove barriers to employment by dispelling myths and negative perceptions that exist about autism. The programs provide opportunities for employers to work directly with the participants and to experience firsthand the abilities of this largely untapped workforce, and the benefits of being a more inclusive employer.
To read more about how EmploymentWorks is helping employers learn about autism and how to create more inclusive and welcoming workplaces, click on the link below.