Employment Opportunities for People with Autism: Observations on Promoting Success
Even those individuals with ASD who achieved post secondary education or have highly developed skill areas often have difficulty selling themselves in job interviews and maintaining working relationships on the job. Drawing on his personal and professional experiences as an adult living with autism, Stephen will share the strategies he has used successfully to find and secure employment and meet the expectations of employers for people throughout the autism spectrum. Some of those techniques include learning about the Hidden Curriculum of the work environment, dealing with sensory issues, effective self-advocacy skills, and insights for developing successful interactions with co-workers and supervisors.
Diagnosed with “strong autistic tendencies,” nonverbal until four and recommended for institutionalization, Stephen Shore is now a professor of special education at Adelphi University focusing on helping people with autism develop their capacities to the fullest extent possible. Presenting and consulting internationally, Stephen is an internationally known author, consultant, and educator on issues related to autism.