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Holding a job is a key step toward adulthood and independence. These resources can help people with autism succeed at their work.

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Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEI is a national, transparent, annual benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.

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Employment Books for Employers and Individuals with Autism

These books from the Autism Society of Minnesota offer downloadable guides to both employers and individuals with autism who are looking to work.

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Employment First

In the State of Independence, Pennsylvania is working steadfast to support workers with disabilities who want to pursue careers and optimal self-sufficiency.

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Employment Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources focused on employment, aimed at helping individuals with autism find, and keep jobs.

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Employment Resources for People with Disabilities

This resource from the Public Interest Law Center Of Philadelphia (PILCOP) provides a list of employment resources for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

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Employment Toolkit

Job related tips and resources helpful for family members, service providers, business leaders, and anyone who is helping someone with autism find and keep a job.

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Entitlement vs. Eligibility

This fact sheet provides an explanation of the difference between entitlement for services and eligibility for services. Available in English and Spanish.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

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Essential Skills to Getting a Job

This article discusses competencies that may be the key to the success of young workers in the 21st Century workplace. These competencies include: networking, professionalism, enthusiasm, communication skills, teamwork and problem solving, and critical thinking.

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Getting Feedback at Work

In every job, you will be given feedback about your performance, both positive and negative. The reason for feedback at work is to help you learn what you are doing well at your job, as well as what areas you need to improve. It can be stressful to hear feedback about yourself, especially the negatives, but it is important in learning about yourself as a worker. This resource provides some tips to help you deal with negative feedback at work.

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How to Create a Resume

This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and information on how to create a resume for individuals with autism.

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How to Create a Resume

A resume is a document used by job seekers to highlight their skills, accomplishments, education and work experiences. It is given to potential employers and is the first impression you make. This resource provides tips and information on how to create a resume.

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How to Get a Reasonable Accommodation on the Job

The ADA requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Job Skills

Learning and practicing job skills while youth are still in schools helps youth with disabilities to be more successful at finding and maintaining employment. Parents and family members can also work with and encourage youth to develop skills to be successful in the workplace. Depending on the needs and strengths of the youth there are many different ways these skills can be taught. A transition plan that focuses on both assessment and planning is essential to prepare youth for life after high school.

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Key Transition Resources

This list is an overview of some of the transition resources that ASERT references most frequently.

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