As we come to the close of National Disability Month, AAoM would like to recognize at least two national companies addressing the very discouraging statistic of 70-90% unemployment rates for individuals with autism; Microsoft and SAP.
Both companies have developed autism specific employment supports to recruit, hire, and retain employees who might otherwise struggle with the challenges of the workplace.
Our goal at AAoM is to become a local partner for Michigan based companies to provide similar employment programming, through trainings and consultation to workers who could benefit from information to increase awareness of, and overcome potential barriers to successful, competitive employment. We believe everyone has a right to work, regardless of ability, and we are proud to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft and SAP to further reduce unemployment rates, improving the quality of life of adults with autism. Please contact AAoM for more information visit www.autismallianceofmichigan.org or call (877)436-AAOM.