Spectrum Works Consulting is a boutique consulting firm designed to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with employment issues. We have a unique mandate to deliver targeted services that have been designed by highly trained professionals in the health care and legal industries.
The focus of Spectrum Works is on:
- Employment support for individuals on the spectrum
- Training and support for employers
Spectrum Works has brought together a highly trained team of professionals with considerable experience supporting individuals with ASD over the lifespan. Specialists include:
- Occupational Therapists
- Employment Lawyers
- Job Coaches
- Management Consultants
Why do we do what we do?
Current estimates indicate that 1 in 68 people fall somewhere on the Autism Spectrum. Unfortunately, there are a number of potential challenges for individuals with ASD in the workplace. A recent review1 found that up to 54% of young adults with ASD had not found paid work up to 4 years after high school graduation—this is a staggering unemployment number when compared to the typical young adult employment numbers. More importantly, this employment figure is even higher than among young adults with other disabilities (such as learning disabilities, intellectual disability, etc.)!
We know that adults with autism spectrum disorders have unique skills to offer and reducing unemployment among this group is the challenge we want to help solve.