DES Helps Adults with Autism Thrive through Fulfilling Employment


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~~“For many adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), networking with potential employers and finding gainful employment can be a challenge. Roughly 60-80% of the adults with ASD in Arizona are currently unemployed. To address this growing concern, the Department of Economic Security (DES) collaborates with key community partners to host customized Autism Job Fairs to educate and connect adult job seekers with ASD to viable and fulfilling employment in their communities.

Before networking at the Autism Job Fairs begins, Dr. James B. Adams of the ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program, offers two enlightening workshops: one tailored to teach job seekers with ASD soft skills required to land and keep a job, and the other directed to the employers to help them understand what to expect when interviewing and employing an adult with autism.” 

  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Economic Security
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