Employment Partnerships Program
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) creates partnerships with local and national employers to increase competitive, community-based employment opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nationally, only 10 percent of adults with ASD are employed, but through the help of our valued employment partners, SARRC is committed to increasing the employment rate among adults with ASD.
Support from SARRC
At SARRC, adults with ASD gain experience and knowledge through career assessments, internships, and on-the-job support. Beyond their first day of employment, SARRC partners with employers to identify and develop natural supports in the work environment. Successful employment and the ability to earn a paycheck paves the way for adults with autism to achieve success and live independently in the community.
As an employment partner you will benefit from:
- Autism awareness training for staff/teams
- Tailored consultations to employers - i.e. innovative interview practices, strategies to increase productivity, recommendations to support diversity and inclusion, and individual job coaching and support
- Supervisor and manager training
If you are an employer interested in increasing diversity in your organization and supporting people with autism in your business, please contact our team at Employment@autismcenter.org.
If you are a teen or adult with autism looking for support or services related to employment, please click here to learn more about how our team can help.