Employment on the Autism Spectrum

Learning the skills to find and keep employment
Learning the skills to find and keep employment

Life Skills for people on the Auism Spectum.




Welcome to our series of information, stratigies and skills development for gaining and enjoying Employment when you are on the Autism Spectrum.

This series is about getting and keeping employment and is specifically for people on the Autism Spectrum. We will have factsheets to download. There will be a little bit of video and audio. We willl have worksheets and check lists that you may find useful. There will be links and further reading to check out if you want to dig deeper in to finding strategies and services that will work for you. And also coming soon, an opportunity to leave comments or questions that we will be happy to follow up for you.

All the information we have to start us off comes from a visit to our Brisbane Social Group by the team at EPIC Assist. A BIG THANK YOU call out to Bill  (CEO) and Jessica (Regional Coordinator) for coming out to spend some time with us.

In this series of fact sheets we explore things like:

Figuring out what employers want? Knowing this will give us the best chance of getting a job and keeping it.

Finding the best job fit for someone who is Autism positive.

How to handle or get around the interview. Top tips for those who are Autism Positive on how to show what you have to offer an employer.

The role of an employment service provider and how we can make the most of their services.

And we look at how funding can help with your employment and what kind of funding you have access to.

Our first fact sheet in this series is all about what employers need from you as their employee. There are 4 main areas where you can contribute to the business that is employing you. Employers need to stay in business in order to make the money that pays your wage. You can help to keep them in business with the big four attributes in our fact sheet.

There are more Job tips for people with autism from EPIC Assist here

Further reading: It’s not about changing a person with autism by Bill Gamack.