Top Ways Autistic Teens Can Transition to the Workplace

A job isn’t just about the money, although that is one important aspect of employment. For most adults, self-esteem is directly linked to what they do in the workforce. Having a good job can make you feel like a contributing member of society. It decreases isolation and gives you a sense of responsibility. But finding a job can be challenging and frustrating, whether or not you’re on the autism spectrum. Dealing with autism can bring Continue reading

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Does Graduating With Honors Still Matter?

As GPA’s rise, there is an increasing number of college graduates graduating with honors such as cum laude. An employer might encounter 20 or so applicants that have achieved this distinction. This distinction is now becoming less meaningful and colleges and universities are being forced to revisit this honor system.
 
There are a number of possible explanations that should be explored.
 
1. Students getting more savvy about cheating so they won’t get caught. Continue reading

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How hiring people with disabilities boosts your bottom line

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone, “The Godfather.”

It’s a line from the classic 1972 mob movie, and variations are often said in real-life high-stakes financial transactions. But as it turns out, hiring people with disabilities is both personal and business, and it’s beneficial from both angles.

There is no question that many business owners, executives, and hiring managers will tell you that they want to hire people that best Continue reading

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More employers hiring adults with autism

Nathan Myers with his job coach Susan at Saint Lucie Battery & Tire.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 59 teens and young adults that have been diagnosed with autism will enter adulthood in the next decade. However, there are approximately 18.6 million people with disabilities aged 16-64 that are currently employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed Continue reading

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