This year in the United States alone, the number of 18 year-olds with autism entering into the workforce or higher education will reach 50,000. ICare4Autism understands the challenges these individuals will face when trying to find proper job training and employment once they finish their education.
Our solution to this challenge is to enact several initiatives to facilitate transition. ICare4Autism’s Global Autism Workforce Initiative, the world’s first global comprehensive autism workforce development initiative will enable us to collaborate with and create dynamic major workforce entities to develop the best practices in workforce development internationally and effective transition plans for people with autism and their families.
Along with a dramatic rise in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (A.S.D.) there is a need for greater acceptance of autism within society and diversity in the workforce. Since more employers are aware many people with autism have valuable talents that can benefit their companies, the goal of our initiative is to offer new unique high value-added private sector opportunities to individuals with autism. It will take significant changes in workplaces across the country to accommodate these individuals.
ICare4Autism Global Workforce Initiative will have global reach as well as local impact and will include workforce training for adults with autism, ages 18 and up, vocational and employment training services from semi-skilled to high functioning individuals, as well as and specially targeted programs for persons with Asperger’s Syndrome.
We’re hosting a Global Autism Conference on June 30th-July 2nd, 2014 in New York City. June 30th is the International Autism Workforce Conference Day dedicated to developing and promoting Autism Workforce Programs.
- Day 1 - Global Autism Workforce Initiative
- Day 2 – Scientific Advances, Novel Drug Development Efforts, and BioMedical Perspectives
- Day 3 – Autism & Technology
For more information about our conference, please visit http://www.icare4autism.org/events/2014-icare4autism-international-autism-conference/