Autism Acceptance is… obtaining and keeping gainful employment.

The Arc and Autism Now’s TalentScout: Unlocking the Talents of Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders toolkit was created to not only help employers access the hidden potential of their current employees who have ASDs, but to also help employers adequately recruit, hire, and retain employees with ASDs. This toolkit was compiled using data and information from The Arc and Autism Now’s collective years of experience advocating with and employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). However, the Talent Scout toolkit is only one part of a comprehensive program, The Arc@Work, that is being developed to help people with autism not only find gainful employment, but keep it through the use of job coaching, on-site consultations, and training resources. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TheArcatWork on Facebook and Twitter, and see our sample social media in the toolkit for ideas!