Through Autism Works for the Community, we plan to create a cross-sector network of businesses who employ those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our community is ready to move the needle with the alarmingly low numbers of ASD employment. According to the latest data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 28 percent of people with disabilities are active within the labor force. This leaves approximately over two-thirds of young adults with autism without a job or any plans after high school. The good news is our participants want to work, can work, and do great work.
Autism Works for the Community (AWC) is currently in the development stage. We are building life-changing partnerships with our sponsors and community supporters to learn about their talent demands. Through data-driven practices, we are identifying the industry needs to strengthen our local growing economy. We believe in aligning our resources in creating an autism-friendly Pensacola.
Our Program Benefactors
We are proud recipients of the Able Trust General Support of Employment Grant. With
their generous contribution to the start-up of this program, we are “providing
opportunities for successful employment for Floridians with disabilities.”
We also want to thank Landrum Staffing and the Studer Foundation for their
investments in this program.
Make Your Appointment Today
Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis with our Workforce Development Specialist. We work with companies and individuals to assist them in uncovering their strengths to build a more inclusive working environment.
For those interested in learning more about Santa Rosa and Escambia employment opportunities, please schedule a meeting with our Workforce Development Specialist, Chloe Diehl-Fulton.
Participating in the Program
Finding a job is a full-time task. Competitive employment seekers must differentiate themselves from other candidates within the talent pool. This process requires a comprehensive knowledge background in current workforce trends and highly demanded occupational skills. By enrolling in Autism Works for the Community (AWC) , our trained staff will guide you through the application process.
We offer the following services:
- Career Exploration
- Resume Coaching
- Interview Practice
- Job Searching
Services Offered to Employers
AWC assists supervisors and first-line managers in recognizing the barriers preventing an employee from achieving their full potential. Using the best practices of Studer Community Institute along with the evidence-based techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis, we create strategic and innovative low-cost supports to foster an environment for a highly-efficient diverse team.