Autism2Work brings individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder into the workforce.
Helping people reach their true potential gets to the heart of what productivity and purpose really mean. A diverse workforce brings a variety of talents, skills, and experience to help you achieve better ideas and reach full potential. By managing the lifecycle of talent acquisition, training, cultural integration, supervision, skill development, and ongoing performance of the A2W teams, CAI can help you reap the many benefits of diversity.Learn more
Show off your potential in a low-pressure environment designed especially for individuals diagnosed with ASD looking for meaningful work in IT, legal, accounting, and business operations. We train, mentor, and provide ongoing workplace support to help you become a valued team member.Learn more
Autism support organizations, inclusion employment organizations, and colleges and universities who identify and recruit individuals diagnosed with ASD have one goal in common – to provide the individuals with a work environment that values their contributions and supports their needs. CAI shares this goal and is proud to partner with this like-minded community. New partners are welcome!Learn more
Creating employment opportunities and changing lives. CAI's Autism2Work program provides training and employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum (ASD), through a supportive evaluation process, hands-on training, and collaborative on-spectrum/off-spectrum blended teams. Learn from CAI's Sherri Birsic about the program and how they partner with Jesse Torisky of the Autism Society to engage people with ASD with new opportunities for work and employers with a unique workforce solution.Listen here
There is a common misconception that embracing neurodiverse individuals as part of your organization’s diversity employment program would require extensive time and effort. What we’ve found repeatedly is that, while the approach to neurodiversity should be carefully planned, it is certainly worthwhile.Learn more
"Some people view my autism as a weakness," says Sean, "but CAI sees it as a strength. The way A2W is utilizing my strengths is really helping me be more confident in my own skills and my future. It has given me a chance to prove myself."Learn more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with ASD. Many of these individuals have higher-than-average abilities with skills in pattern recognition and problem-solving, and sharp attention to detail. Yet over 85 percent of adults diagnosed with ASD are either under-or unemployed. The traditional job interview can be an obstacle. And the challenge continues if the workplace culture is not ready to embrace neurodiverse employees.
A2W has mastered the process of finding and matching qualified talent with a business need. Our process removes the barriers to employment for individuals diagnosed with ASD by offering an unconventional interview process that ensures a good fit for both the individual and the workplace client. The result is a win-win in which A2W members can share their gifts and the workplace benefits from high-quality work. A2W team members produce remarkable results in application testing and development, business analysis, fraud, cybersecurity, and business operations.
Making sure existing employees know what to expect is essential to what we do – and is key to long-term success. Training for client teams and ongoing support for A2W employees are both customized to individual workplaces and built to meet specific business objectives. Where there is a corporate will to embrace neurodiversity, A2W provides the structure, the methods and the machinery to bring it to life.