Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Clinic Notes: Jobs for People with Autism

Parents who bring their children diagnosed with autism to my clinic want to to know what the future holds. Of course, they ask about the immediate future, but they also ask about vocations and employment for adults with autism, even if their children are only two-years old at the time. I cannot predict the future, but I was glad to read about a new job placement service for people on the autism spectrum. Natural Learning Concepts which offers books and other materials has a job placement resource at
/autism-jobs.htm. Pro autism employers can post jobs and employees looking for jobs can "network." No word yet on the number of successful job placements.