Month: April 2017

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Beyond Autism Awareness: Supporting Interests Brings a Wealth of Talent to the Workforce!

(http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/site/ataglance/files/2017/02/engineers.jpg) Research published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, gives individuals with Autism and their supporters a new reason to celebrate bringing their talents to the workplace. Published in February 2017, new data suggests that, when supported, the strong interests of individuals with Autism may in the long term, develop into successful …

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Inclusion is Good for Business

During Autism Awareness Month, Project Discovery is all about moving beyond awareness to empowerment. We have the tools to develop job ready and life ready skills for all students, and we tip our hats to employers, like Microsoft, SAP, EY (formerly Ernst & Young), that are taking aggressive steps to hire individuals with Autism. Below …

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Microsoft Welcomes Talented Individuals with Autism

Microsoft is actively seeking candidates for an ever-expanding list of opportunities, including roles in software engineering, data science, customer service and operations. This was hardly breaking news, until Microsoft announced that these hires would be part of a new program to recruit individuals with Autism.   Mary Ellen Smith, Corporate Vice President for Worldwide Operations, introduced Microsoft’s new initiative at the United Nations on World Autism …

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Hands-on learning to prepares students for the workplace

 Teachers know that businesses need employees who can collaborate with others. In fact, interviews with hundreds of employers indicate that applied social skills like problem solving, collaboration, and oral communication are critical for career success. A hands-on job skills curriculum naturally incorporates opportunities for students to develop these high-value teamwork skills. When working together, students not …

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