Toolkits and Guides
These toolkits and guides provide direction to job seekers on the autism spectrum and how employers can build an accommodating workplace.
- Interagency Committee For Disability Research
- Employment: A Toolkit for Interagency Collaboration ICDR created this toolkit with resources on disability employment and disability employment research that may be helpful to people with disabilities, employers, and federal agencies working in this space.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit This toolkit provides best practices for supported employment. It includes information on training staff and evaluating the effectiveness of a supported employment program.
- U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy
- Building an Inclusive Workforce This guide provides an overview of resources that employers can use to ensure an inclusive workforce.
- The JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit This is a free and comprehensive toolkit for employers who wish to move beyond the basic requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The toolkit has specific resources for recruiters and hiring managers, supervisors and managers, internal subject matter experts, IT members, and employees with disabilities and their allies.
- U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
- A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities This guide is part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services' efforts to ensure that all students and youth with disabilities are able to succeed in the workforce. This guide addresses transition planning, transition services and requirements, postsecondary education and employment options, and the importance of supporting decisions made by students and youth with disabilities.
Private and Non-Profit
- Autism Speaks, Microsoft
- Autism Empowerment Kit This guide helps employers learn how to support, accommodate, and empower employees on the autism spectrum. This kit was made in partnership with Microsoft.
- Autism Speaks
- Employment Toolkit This toolkit helps job seekers with autism find and keep competitive, integrative employment. Topics include self-advocacy, benefits and funding, different funding models, the application process, and more.
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- Real Work For Real Pay: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Employment Policy This plain language toolkit explains the existing policies that help people with disabilities find and keep good jobs and solve employment problems.
- Disability Employment Technical Assistance (TA) Center
- The Assistive Technology & Employment Toolkit Assistive Technology (AT), defined as any items, piece of equipment, or product system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functioning of a person with disabilities in a given context. The purpose of this toolkit is to improve awareness about AT in the disability community and to increase access to acquire AT.
- Why Employment Matters: A Resource Guide by and for Self-Advocates Interested in Pursuing Competitive, Integrated Employment This guide serves as a tool to help encourage self-advocates to pursue competitive integrative employment (CIE) and support the transition of individuals with disabilities from sheltered workshops to community-based integrated employment. This document argues that no one is too disabled to work in the community and the goal should be to promote CIE for all individuals with disabilities.
- University of Washington Information School
- Autism @ Work Playbook The document, which is the product of a collaborative research project, guides organizations and human resources professionals in creating and sustaining appropriate and well-supported employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum.