In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the employment of adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Many posts have discussed programs to provide them with training and experience. The pandemic is a huge challenge.
Everyone has been affected by the pandemic, but some segments of the population have been hit especially hard.
My heart goes out to children with disabilities and their parents and caregivers. The need for businesses, the government, healthcare professionals and educators to step up and support this vulnerable population is more critical than ever.
We need more companies to take the lead in transforming the labor market to include more individuals on the autism spectrum, and to give them the tools to succeed in a competitive labor market.
More companies need to offer programs like Autism at Work, which shows enterprises how they can tap into this underutilized talent source by reducing barriers of entry and valuing them as unique employees.
Senator Robert Casey continues his advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities. In this presidential election year, we need both the House and the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill that will bring people with disabilities back to work during and after the COVID-19 health crisis