A Virtual Ecosystem for the Future of Autism and Employment
Connecting you to inspiration, education, practical tools and each other.
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360º COMMUNITY APPROACH
Autistic individuals are eager, hardworking, dedicated, focused, and loyal… they just need training, employment opportunities, and support. And with an unemployment rate of 80%, they are a vast untapped workforce!
We help build support systems by providing:
BRIDGING THE EMPLOYMENT GAP
We connect specific stakeholder audiences to the right products and services at the right time in their journey. Each stakeholder has access to their own micro-ecosystem and journey as well as connections to the whole ecosystem.
ONE PLATFORM - LIMITLESS POTENTIAL
Building inclusive workforces is complex. The bridge makes it easy for the community to work collaboratively to create pathways and opportunities that lead to meaningful employment for autistic individuals and enrich local businesses.
Leading-Edge solutions for:
Let’s plan your next steps together!
OUR GOAL BY 2025
Together we can bridge the employment gap, build more inclusive workforces, and make a significant impact on the lives of autistic individuals.
Educate 2,500 companies, 600 universities & 1.5 million people
Spectrum BRIDGE will educate employees about autism in the workplace and the importance of creating a supportive empathetic workplace. It will educate university faculty and neurotypical students about autism in the university.
Assist 500 companies start autism employment/internship programs
Spectrum BRIDGE will work with small, medium, and large companies in various industries offering job opportunities to individuals across the spectrum.
Build or enhance employment programs in 550 high schools & higher education
Spectrum BRIDGE will help schools train students and connect them with early work experience; providing a strong foundation that they can build on as they prepare for independence.
Train and help employ 25,000 individuals with autism
Spectrum BRIDGE will provide education, tools, and company connections to help high schools, universities, and support organizations create on-the-job internship opportunities that lead to employment. It will provide resources to individuals and caregivers.